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    Haiti and Liberia, two of the oldest independent African-populated countries, have declared "permanent friendship". the?

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    GV Executive Mansion
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    2.
    SV Envoy reviews guard of honour
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    3.
    SV INT. Chandeliers
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    4.
    SV Ambassador Pompee reads credentials to Tolbert (2 shots)
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    5.
    SV Tolbert
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    6.
    SV Pompee presents credentials to Tolbert
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    7.
    SV Cabinet Ministers
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    8.
    SV Tolbert speaking
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    9.
    SV Pompee listens
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    10.
    SV Tolbert speaking
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    Background: Haiti and Liberia, two of the oldest independent African-populated countries, have declared "permanent friendship". the declaration was made by President William Tolbert of Liberia and the new Haitian Ambassador to Liberia, M. Pompee. when he presented his diplomatic credentials on Thursday (30 September 1971). VISNEWS cameraman Robert James was at the ceremony.

    SYNOPSIS: The Executive Presidential Mansion in Monrovia, capital of Liberia -- and a declaration of friendship between Liberia and Haiti during a diplomatic ceremony there on Thursday, when the new Haitian Ambassador arrived to present his credentials to president Tolbert.

    The Ambassador, Monsieur Pompee, told the President that he was proud to belong to the oldest black republic in the world, and he had great joy in being accredited to the oldest independent republic of Africa. He described the ceremony as symbolic of the continuity and permanence of friend-ship between the two countries, and said that an excellent fraternal relationship bound them together.

    Accepting the new Ambassador's credentials, President Tolbert referred to the 'appreciable number' of Haitians who lived peacefully in Liberia as medical doctors and executives, and said Monsieur Pompee had come to live among friends of both nations..

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NR606P0W0KUJHCIORXB9I4NC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NR606P0W0KUJHCIORXB9I4NC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
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