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    Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny -- a staunch advocate of dialogue between black Africa and the South African government -- arrived in Paris on Monday (3 May) at the start of a five day official visit to France.

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    Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny -- a staunch advocate of dialogue between black Africa and the South African government -- arrived in Paris on Monday (3 May) at the start of a five day official visit to France.
    He was met at Orly Airport by French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing and the two leaders began the first of three rounds of talks shortly afterwards. At the request of the Ivory Coast President, the discussions will be dominated by the present situation in Africa, particularly southern Africa.
    At a banquet in the French capital on Monday night, the two presidents criticised the present use of force in Africa and foreign interference. President Giscrd D'Estaing spoke about close links that exist between France and former French African countries. He said France would continue to help the Ivory Coast and would use it influence on its partners in the European Economic Community (EEC) to ensure priority was given to African issues.
    Paying tribute to the visiting president, President Giscard D'Estaing said he had the courage, tenacity and wisdom of a true statesman. He praised President Houphouet-Boigny's respect for dialogue rather than violence, particularly in regard to the South African government's policy of apartheid.
    President Houphouet-Boigny thanked the French leader for the honour he was given before his arrival. The Ivory Coast leader's aircraft was escorted by four Mirage jets from the French frontier to Paris -- the first time this honour has been accorded to a visiting head of state.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2FRQZE62R54LAE34X1UHMUWDX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2FRQZE62R54LAE34X1UHMUWDX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
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    FRANCE: IVORY COAST PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY ARRIVES FOR TALKS ON AFRICAN AND FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN THE CONTINENT.

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