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    MR. ARTHUR BOTTOMLEY, BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY IS VISITING WEST AFRICA. HIS TOUR BEGAN IN THE?

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    MR. ARTHUR BOTTOMLEY, BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY IS VISITING WEST AFRICA. HIS TOUR BEGAN IN THE GAMBIA - ONE OF THE YOUNGEST INDEPENDENT MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH. MR. BOTTOMLEY IS SPENDING TEN DAYS IN NIGERIA AT THE END OF THE THREE-WEEK TOUR.

    MR. BOTTOMLEY WAS IN THE GAMBIA FOR ONE DAY ONLY. WITH HIS WIFE, HE WAS TAKEN ON A RAPID TOUR OF THE COUNTRY. AT FAJARA HE VISITED A SPECIAL MEDICAL RESEARCH HOSPITAL WHERE DOCTORS ARE STUDYING TROPICAL DISEASES. AS WELL AS EXAMINING THE LABORATORY, MR. BOTTOMLEY VISITED THE WARDS WHERE SPECIAL CASES ARE BEING KEPT UNDER CLOSE OBSERVATION.

    THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY ARRIVED IN THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL, LAGOS, ON WEDNESDAY. HIS FIRST DAY WAS ONE OF COMPARITIVE RELAXATION. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE TOP OF ONE OF THE CITY'S TALLEST BUILDINGS AND SHOWN THE VIEW. WITH HIM WAS THE ACTING BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER IN NIGERIA, MR. LAMOUR. LATER, MR. LAMOUR ACCOMPANIED MR. BOTTOMLEY ON A LAUNCH TRIP AROUND THE LAGOS HARBOUR WHERE THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY WAS SHOWN WORK ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PORT AS ONE OF WEST AFRICA'S MAJOR SEA OUTLETS.

    DURING HIS VISIT TO WEST AFRICA, MR. BOTTOMLEY HAS HAD A ROUND OF TALKS WITH VARIOUS GOVERNMENT MEMBERS IN THE GAMBIA, SIERRA LEONE, GHANA AND NOW NIGERIA. HE HAS EXPLAINED TO AFRICAN LEADERS THE BRITISH POSITION REGARDING INDEPENDENCE FOR RHODESIA, BRITAIN'S ATTITUDE TO VIETNAM, AND HAS DISCUSSED NIGERIA'S LINKS WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA25D2AUDGJES9M3B6DWST9YAGL
    Media URN:
    VLVA25D2AUDGJES9M3B6DWST9YAGL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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