President Kennedy went by helicopter to the Military Air Transport Service Air Base near Washington, October 19, to greet the Liberian President William V.
Kennedy walking towards plane
Tubman off plane, greeted by Kennedy
CU Kennedy and Tubman
High shot of group and plane in background
LS of White House
Med. of Kennedy & Tubman in Kennedy's office, Kennedy in rocking chair
CU Tubman pan to Kennedy
Med. of the two
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Background: President Kennedy went by helicopter to the Military Air Transport Service Air Base near Washington, October 19, to greet the Liberian President William V.S. Tubman on his arrival from New York. President Tubman is on a week-long visit to the United States and is expected to remain in Washington for two days. He will return to New York to address the General Assembly of the United Nations on October 23. With President Kennedy at the airport were U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Lemnitzer. A military guard of honour was there to complete the welcoming party.
The two presidents left the airport and just over an hour later Mr. Tubman went to the White House for discussions with Mr. Kennedy. Before going to Washington President Tubman, whose ancestors went to Liberia from Georgia, U.S.A., predicted that his Washington talks "will further strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation that have existed between out two people since the foundation of Liberia 139 years ago."