• Short Summary

    The Ivory Coast and France signed an agreement on Friday (30 July) that will increase cooperation between the two countries in telecommunications.

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    SV M. Norbert Segard in glasses (French Minister of Post and Telecommunication) out of car and greeted by Mr. Kone Bengali (Ivorian Minister of Post and Telecommunications)
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    CU Mr. Kone Bengali pan to M. Segard talking to Ivory Coast officials
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    SV party touring building project area
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    SV construction site board.
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    GV building under construction.
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    SV interior Mr. Bengali and M. Segard sitting at table with other ministers
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    SV Bengali and Segard signing documents (3 shots)
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    SV Officials look on as Mr. Bengali Shakes hands with M. Segard and both exchange agreements.
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    The French Secretary of State, M. Segard, arrived in the Ivory Coast on 28 July for a five day official visit. During his stay, M. Segard met with Ivorian telecommunications experts and the President of the Ivory Coast, Felix Houphouet-Boigny.




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    Background: The Ivory Coast and France signed an agreement on Friday (30 July) that will increase cooperation between the two countries in telecommunications. The agreement was signed during a visit to the Ivory Coast by the French Secretary of State for Posts and Telecommunications, M. Norbert Segard.

    SYNOPSIS: M.Segard - wearing glasses - paid a visit on Friday to his counterpart in the Ivory Coast government, M. Kone Bengali. The two men discussed ways of improving French technical aid to the Ivory Coast to develop its telecommunications industry. M. Segard and his delegation also toured several construction projects already well under way, with some nearing completion.

    Later in the day, M. Segard and M. Bengali returned to the Ivorian Ministry of Telecommunications to sign the agreement on future cooperation. One of the immediate results will be the use of French technicians to help run the information services and to set up a telecommunication training centre. A communique said the development of the Ivory Coast's telephone system would be the subject of Major exchanges between the two countries. M. Bengali said the main aim of his country was to choose the best telephone system of the many in use throughout the world. The two countries will have regular meetings to examine progress of the telecommunications projects.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3XG92GJRON8OOXQZZ4OMBJVWQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XG92GJRON8OOXQZZ4OMBJVWQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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    N/A

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