• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, OF THE IVORY COAST, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ARRIVED IN TUNISIA FOR AN EIGHT-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, OF THE IVORY COAST, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ARRIVED IN TUNISIA FOR AN EIGHT-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AND THE IVORY COAST FOREIGN MINISTER, M. ARSENE ASSOUAN USHER, WAS WELCOMED BY TUNISIAN PRESIDENT HABIB BOURGUIBA, MINISTERS AND MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE IVORY COAST PRESIDENT WAS DUE TO HAVE TALKS WITH PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA AND ADDRESS THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    NO SPECIFIC AGENDA HAD BEEN LAID DOWN FOR THE TALKS, BUT DIPLOMATIC SOURCES BELIEVED THAT A WIDE-RANGING EXCHANGE OF VIEWS WOULD TALK PLACE, INCLUDING THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS AND THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN RHODESIA.

    A TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP AND CO-OPERATION WAS CONCLUDED BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IN DECEMBER 1965 WHEN PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA VISITED THE IVORY COAST ON A TOUR OF NINE AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, WHO WAS GIVEN A ROUSING RECEPTION WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT AND LATER WHEN HE DROVE THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE TUNISIAN CAPITAL, WAS DUE TO SPEND TWO DAYS IN THE INTERIOR AND VISIT THE HOLY CITY OF KAIROUANG.

    IN A WELCOMING SPEECH PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA TOLD HIS GUEST THAT HIS VISIT MARKED A NEW STAGE IN THE BUILDING OF THE CONTINENT'S FUTURE AND A NEW CONTRIBUTION TO THE CAUSE OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN PEOPLES.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, IN HIS REPLY, STRESSED THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN THE PATHS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA12LON8476TGJAKJZT6LX3KV9G
    Media URN:
    VLVA12LON8476TGJAKJZT6LX3KV9G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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