In one of his first public engagements since taking office in July, Ghana's new Head of State Lieutenant-General F.
GV Guard of honour lined up inspection. (2 SHOTS)
SV PAN North Korean Ambassador Choe U. Zin, inspects guard of honour.
SV PAN Zin and entourage enter Osu Castle, Accra.
CU Ghana's Head of State Lieutenant General Akuffo.
CU PAN Zin hands credentials to Akuffo and they shake hands.
CU An onlooker.
SV Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana Abdelkadir Zailani Mahmud makes speech during presentation of his credentials.
SV Nigerian entourage watching.
CU General Akuffo watching.
SV Mahmud standing before Akuffo.
SV Akuffo making speech.
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Background: In one of his first public engagements since taking office in July, Ghana's new Head of State Lieutenant-General F.W.K. Akuffo received the credentials of the Ambassador designate of North Korea and the High Commissioner designate of Nigeria. General Akuffo who took office following the unexpected resignation of former Head of State Ignatius Acheampong, has announced that ruling Supreme Military Council will hand over power next year to a transitional National Government.
SYNOPSIS: After an inspection of the National Guard at Osu Castle in Accra, North Korea's Choe U. Zin stressed the close links between the two countries. He said he would like to thank for government and people of Ghana for giving active support to the struggle of the people of North Korea for national reunification. In his reply Lt. General Akuffo paid tribute to President Kim II Sung.
He added that the Ghanaian government's recognition of the two Korean governments as being in effective control of their respective territories is without prejudice to the eventual reunification of Korea.
In his speech the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Abdelkadir Zailani Mahmud, spoke of the historical links between the two countries.
Both Mr. Mahmud and Lt. General Akuffo stressed that African countries must intensify the struggle against racial discrimination and political oppression in Southern Africa.