• Short Summary

    ON NEW YEARS DAY, FOREIGN AMBASSADORS TO THE IVORY COAST PAID A TRADITIONAL VISIT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN ABIDJAN, TO EXTEND NEW YEAR GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY.

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    PALACE, AMBASSADORS GREETED BY PRESIDENT, DEAN SPEAKING, PRESIDENT SPEAKING, AMBASSADORS DRINKING TOAST, AMBASSADORS LEAVING.




    Initials ERW/V/BOB/SS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ON NEW YEARS DAY, FOREIGN AMBASSADORS TO THE IVORY COAST PAID A TRADITIONAL VISIT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN ABIDJAN, TO EXTEND NEW YEAR GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY. THE AMBASSADORS WERE LED BY THE DEAD OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, M. JACQUES RAPHAEL-LEYGUES OF FRANCE.

    FORTY AMBASSADORS AND HEADS OF MISSIONS ATTENDED THE RECEPTION. M. RAPHAEL-LEYGUES, THE OLDEST MEMBER OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, PRESENTED A SPEECH, ON BEHALF OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES, IN WHICH HE CONGRATULATED THE PRESIDENT ON HIS LEADERSHIP. HE SAID THAT, IN THE GREAT CONTINENT OF AFRICA, DIVIDED AND PULLED TO PIECES BY BROTHERLY FIGHTS, THE IVORY COAST HAS MAINTAINED A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE BY UNITY, FRATERNITY AND PEACE.

    IN REPLY, PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY SPOKE OF THE INTEREST THAT HIS COUNTRY IS RECEIVING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AND SAID THAT THE IVORY COAST IS DOING IT'S BEST TO PROCURE A SOLUTION TO ONE OF THE GREAT PROBLEMS OF OUR TIMES, THE PROBLEM OF DEVELOPMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA28HYDOGYHHJ6D4678LKBK9JA3
    Media URN:
    VLVA28HYDOGYHHJ6D4678LKBK9JA3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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