• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST ARRIVES IN ROME TODAY (MONDAY) TO BEGIN A TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE ITALIAN CAPITAL.

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    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST ARRIVES IN ROME TODAY (MONDAY) TO BEGIN A TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE ITALIAN CAPITAL. UPON HIS ARRIVAL, HE DROVE TO THE QUIRINALE PALACE, THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF THE ITALIAN PRESIDENT, WHERE HE MET PRESIDENT GIUSEPPE SARAGAT. THE IVORY COAST PRESIDENT IS TO BE A GUEST AT THE QUIRINALE PALACE DURING HIS STAY IN ROME.

    OUTSIDE THE QUIRINALE PALACE, THE TWO HEADS OF STATE REVIEWED A GUARD OF HONOUR WHICH HAD BEEN DRAWN UP.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY WAS INTRODUCED TO ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER PIETRO NENNI AND THEN THE TWO HEADS OF STATE AND OFFICIALS FROM ITALY AND THE IVORY COAST CONFERRED.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY IS EXPECTED TO MEET POPE PAUL DURING HIS VISIT. DURING AN OFFICIAL BANQUET WHICH FOLLOWED LATER, PRESIDENT SARAGAT PRAISED THE IVORY COAST PRESIDENT AS A MAN WITH DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH THE NEED TO RAISE THE STANDARDS OF HIS-PEOPLE. HE SAID THAT ITALY WAS PROUD TO COOPERATE WITH THE IVORY COAST IN THE COUNTRY'S DEVELOPMENT.

    THE IVORY COAST PRESIDENT REPLIED BY PRAISING SIGNOR SARAGAT WHO, HE SAID, HAD DEVOTED ALL HIS LIFE TO THE DEFENCE OF THE FREEDOM AND ESSENTIAL VALUES OF THE HUMAN PERSONALITY.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY LEFT PARIS EARLIER TODAY FOLLOWING A WEEK-LONG ROUND OF TALKS WITH FRENCH LEADERS.

    OFFICIALS OF THE IVORY COAST HELPED TO SECURE THE RELEASE LAST MONTH OF 14 ITALIAN OIL TECHNICIANS CAPTURED BY TROOPS OF THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN NIGERIAN STATE OF BIAFRA IN AN ACTION IN KWALE, MIDWEST NIGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA29VC7J1BIKA4K901O8WW98DCI
    Media URN:
    VLVA29VC7J1BIKA4K901O8WW98DCI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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