• Short Summary

    THE IVORY COAST AND GHANA HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE ADOPTING COMMON STRATEGY AND HAVE TAKEN SECURITY MEASURES FOLLOWING THREATS BY PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA.

  • Description


    BRIGADIER OCRAN AND MEMBERS OF THE GHANAIAN DELEGATION LEAVING THEIR AIRCRAFT AT ABIDJAN, BRIGADIER OCRAN INSPECTING A GUARD OF HONOUR, AND BRIGADIER OCRAN ATTENDING A NEWS CONFERENCE.




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    Background: THE IVORY COAST AND GHANA HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE ADOPTING COMMON STRATEGY AND HAVE TAKEN SECURITY MEASURES FOLLOWING THREATS BY PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA. THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME IN A JOINT COMMUNIQUE AFTER A MEETING BETWEEN GHANA AND IVORY COAST MILITARY EXPERTS IN ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST. THE GHANA, HEADED BY GHANA'S ARMY CHIEF-OF-STAFF, BRIGADIER OCRAN, FLEW INTO ABIDJAN ON WEDNESDAY.

    THE MILITARY DELEGATIONS WERE MEETING TO DISCUSS PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE'S ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT GUINEANS WILL MARCH INTO GHANA TO OVERTHROW THE NEW MILITARY GOVERNMENT THERE. THE IVORY COAST - WHICH LIES BETWEEN GUINEA AND GHANA - HAS SENT TROOPS TO THE BORDER AND ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL NOT LET THEM PAST.

    THE COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER THE MEETING SAID THAT IT HOPE PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE WOULD LIMIT HIMSELF TO VERBAL THREATS. NEVERTHELESS, THEY DECIDED TO PUT A JOINT SECURITY SYSTEM INTO FORCE IMMEDIATELY IF HE TOOK ACTION. THE MILITARY DELEGATIONS ALSO AGREED TO MEET PERIODICALLY EITHER IN GHANA OR IN THE IVORY COAST TO CONTINUE THEIR TALKS.

    THE GHANA MILITARY DELEGATION ALSO MET THE PRESIDENT OF THE IVORY COAST, M. HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADDG6WW8THX09TT06Y1ZRBN33K
    Media URN:
    VLVADDG6WW8THX09TT06Y1ZRBN33K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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