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    THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL FOR THE SENEGALESE SECTION AT "EXPO 67", M. PAPA DIOUF, JOINED WITH?

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    M. DIOUF AND MR. GALLENCA AT PRESS CONFERENCE.




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    Background: THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL FOR THE SENEGALESE SECTION AT "EXPO 67", M. PAPA DIOUF, JOINED WITH THE CANADIAN AMBASSADOR TO SENEGAL IN HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN DAKAR ON MONDAY ON SENEGAL'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE FAIR. EXPO 67 - POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST WORLD FAIR EVER HELD - WILL OPEN IN MONTREAL ON THE 28TH OF THIS MONTH AND CONTINUE FOR SIX MONTHS.

    EXPO 67 WILL MARK THE CENTENARY OF CANADIAN CONFEDERATION, AND MORE THAN 60 COUNTRIES WILL HAVE EXHIBITIONS THERE ILLUSTRATING THEIR WAR OF LIFE, INCLUDING ABOUT 20 AFRICAN STATES. SENEGAL CHOSE AS THE THEME OF ITS DISPLAY: "SENEGAL, LAND OF SUNSHINE AND OF UNDERSTANDING". ITS PAVILION WILL GIVE THE VISITORS AN IDEA OF THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SENEGAL.

    A SECTION OF THE SENEGALESE PAVILION WILL BE DEVOTED TO ARTS AND CRAFTS - EMPHASISING THE MODERN STRESS OF SENEGALESE ARTISTS ON EARLY AFRICAN STYLES. ANOTHER SECTION WILL ILLUSTRATE INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ANOTHER WILL STRESS SENEGAL'S ATTRACTIONS FOR THE TOURIST. SENEGAL HOPES TO ILLUSTRATE, THROUGH ITS PAVILION, WORDS ABOUT SENEGAL ONCE SPOKEN BY PRESIDENT SENGHOR: "PRODUCERS OF CIVILISATION".

    PRESIDENT SENGHOR OF SENEGAL IS ONE OF THE MANY WORLD HEADS OF STATE WHO HAVE PROMISED TO VISIT EXPO 67 BEFORE IT CLOSES AT THE END OF OCTOBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZUZ7HM492HXGE8ZVO8CDJOD4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZUZ7HM492HXGE8ZVO8CDJOD4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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