President Barack Obama receives His Excellency Cheikh Niang Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal,
Senegalese Ambassador Cheikh Niang has accepted our invitation to attend the reunion in Colorado. Below is his response to the invitation sent by Peter Easton:
Bonsoir Prof Easton,
Bonsoir Excellence et Cher Frere,
Jai reçu hier le pli contenant l’invitation. Je comptais y répondre cette semaine.
Je confirme tout de suite ma participation.
Merci à tous les deux pour la confiance et félicitations pour cette belle et salutaire initiative.
J’inscrirai ce programme dans mon calendrier.
Do you remember our first meeting with President Hamani Diori?
Does anyone remember the date of the reception?
Niger PCVs may have forgotten the reception at the Presidential Palace after arrival in Niamey in September, 1964. But Peter Easton has dug up a photo of Hamani Diori welcoming the Niger group. Thank you Peter Easton!
President Hamani Diori welcoming the Niger group. Peter Easton in photo.
Regarding the visit to the reunion by the Nigerian Ambassador, Peter Easton passes along this report:
“The 30th of September (Tuesday) works fine for him. He would make a short presentation and then lead a conversation on the current situation in Niger (and maybe Senegal, if there’s no one else available).”