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Telegram 208132 From the Department of State to the Embassy in Nigeria, December 16, 1969, 2115Z

US Government State Department


December 16, 1969, 2115Z

The Department transmitted a message for Nigerian Federal Commissioner for External Affairs Arikpo from under Secretary of Sate Richardson. The prospect of Addis talks under the supervision of His Imperial Majesty was encouraging, but while Biafran representatives were en-route, Federal Military Government (FMG) participation was in doubt. Richardson sought to convince Arikpo that FMG attendance was essential, if only for positive public relations.

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, POL 27-14 Biafra-Nigeria. Secret; Immediate. Repeated to Addis Ababa, London, Paris, and USUN. Drafted by Brubeck (AF/SN); cleared by MooreAF, Newsom, and Eliot; and approved by Richardson.

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