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President Kennedy Meets President of Guinea

Oct. 10, 1962 - Sékou Touré, President of the African Republic of Guinea, conferred with President Kennedy for two hours today. Mr. Touré said later he had invited the U.S. to expand its aid and economic cooperation programs in Guinea. This tended to confirm estimates that his Government is ever more receptive to Western assistance while growing cooler to Soviet-bloc interests. The African leader, who has been depicted in the past as having Marxist sympathies, indicated today that his primary concern was not ideology but the progress of the African countries toward economic well-being and unity.

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