President Sese Seko Mobutu of Zaire arrived in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital, on Thursday (9 February).
GV President Sese Seko Mobutu of Zaire steps down from plane at Abidjan airport
SV President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast greets President Mobutu and walks across tarmac (2 shots)
GV President Mobutu and President Houphouet-Boigny walk along red carpet reviewing guard of honour (2 shots)
GV Presidents Mobutu and Houphouet-Boigny walk into airport building
Informed sources said the two Presidents would discuss the security of African States in the light of publicised Soviet penetration into the Horn of Africa.
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Background: President Sese Seko Mobutu of Zaire arrived in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital, on Thursday (9 February). He was making a four-day private visit as the guest of Ivory Coast President, Felix houphouet-Boigny.
SYNOPSIS: President Mobutu flew in from Rabat in Morocco, after having made visits to France, West Germany and Belgium.
President Houphouet-Boigny led the welcoming party at Port-Bouet International Airport. The two leaders were planning to talk about development, notably agriculture, an area in which the Ivory Coast has had strong success since gaining independence in 1960. President Houphouet-Boigny would also inform his visitor of the talks he had on the future of Africa during French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing's recent visit to the Ivory Coast.