In Paris on Tuesday (7 December) President Etienne Eyadema of Togo placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe.
GV Arc de Triomphe
GV Officials & guard of honour the Champs Elysee
LV Eyadema's car arrives
GV & LV Eyadema & officials
CV Memorial flame to Unknown soldier
SV Wreath laid by Eyadema
SV Soldiers salute (2 shots)
CV & SV Eyadema signa book
GV Official party leaves Champs Elysee
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Background: In Paris on Tuesday (7 December) President Etienne Eyadema of Togo placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe. He had arrived in Paris to begin a week-long State Visit, the day before. Accompanying him at the wreath-laying ceremony was French Prime Minister M. Chaban Delmas.
President Eyadema, whose official party from Togo is 20-strong, plans to spend much of his visit to France Discussing economic and cultural matters.
SYNOPSIS: The Arc de Triomphe in Paris where guard of honour waited on Tuesday far the arrival of President Etienne Eyadema of Togo
President Eyadema, who had arrived to Paris at the start of a five-day State visit the day before, was about to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe.
With the Togolese President at the wreath-laying ceremony was the French Prime Minister, M. Chaban Delmas. The Tomb, with its flame, commemorates the unknown fallen of the First World War.
The short commemorative observance continued with the guard of honour saluting and standing in silence.
President Eyadema, who'd arrived in France with 20-member official party, planned to spend much of his time discussing economic and cultural matters. He also hoped to meet businessmen whose help would enable Togo to carry out its second five-year plan.