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Carter / Obasanjo / Canal Treaty #248881

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter will make only African stop on world trip in November in Nigeria. Today, that cntry.'s leader, Lieutenant General Olusegun Obasanjo, visits President; is 1st such visit by Nigerian head of state.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Last year, ceremony at White House couldn't have been held because of strain in US-Nigeria relations over Angola war. Now relations are better and 2 cntries. are close in positions on major rule in Rhodesia. [CARTER - says closer economy and political ties will be sought between 2 cntries.] [OBASANJO - is sure appropriate attention will be paid to problem of South Africa.] Rhodesia dominates private meeting
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Carter meets with group of Senators on Canal treaty issue. After meeting, Senator Howard Baker says there's consensus that treaty has problem in Senator, but no decision made with regard to solution.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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