The new United States Ambassador to the Malagasy Republic, Mr. Joseph Mendenhall, presented his credentials?
GV EXTERIOR.. General's residence
SV Ambassador's car arrives and greeted by Justice Minister
SV PAN..Ambassador inspects guard of honour
SV INTERIOR.. Ambassador reading statement and General Ramanantsoa listens (2 shots)
SCU Ambassador listens (2 shots)
SV U.S. Military Attache (in white) listens
SV Ambassador hands over documents to General
GV EXTERIOR.. Ambassador leaves, walks past Guard of Honour
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Background: The new United States Ambassador to the Malagasy Republic, Mr. Joseph Mendenhall, presented his credentials to the country's new leader, Major General Gabriel Ramanantsoa on Tuesday (14 Nov).
Mr. Mendenhall succeeds Mr. Anthony Dryden Marshall a personal friend of President Nixon, who was recalled in June 1971 after allegations of American involvement in a domestic plot against the regime.
President Philibert Tsiranana, who stepped down after being heavily defeated by Major-General Ramanantsoa in the recent national referendum, later publicly withdraw the charges against the U.S..