• Short Summary

    President Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast went to the French Embassy in Abidjan yesterday (Tuesday, 10 November) to sign a book of condolences for the late General de Gaulle who died at his home in France on Monday (November 9) night.

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    President Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast went to the French Embassy in Abidjan yesterday (Tuesday, 10 November) to sign a book of condolences for the late General de Gaulle who died at his home in France on Monday (November 9) night. With the President went Ivory Coast Ministers of State. The Ivory Coast morning newspaper, Fraternite Matin, brought out a special afternoon edition to announce the death of De Gaulle.

    The book of condolences, le Livre d'Or, lay open on a table in the French Embassy in Abidjan in front of a portrait of General de Gaulle. The Ambassador greeted the Ivory Coast dignitaries and many other people who came to the Embassy to pay their tributes. Throughout Abidjan and other towns of the Ivory Coats, flags flew at half mast.

    SYNOPSIS: The Ivory Coast morning newspaper Fraternite Matin brought out a special afternoon edition on Tuesday to announce the death of General de Gaulle. President Houphouet-Boigny went to the French Embassy to pay his last respects to the General.

    At the Embassy, the President signed the book of condolences which lay open on a table under a portrait of De Gaulle. He had earlier sent messages of sympathy to Madame de Gaulle at Colombey les deux Eglises and to President Pompidou in Paris.

    M. Mamadou Coulibaly, head of the Ivory Coast Economic and Social Council, also signed the book. He was followed by M. Mathieu Ekra, a Minister of State, while other Ministers and Ivory Coast dignitaries watched.

    The Military Attache at the Embassy, Colonel Courtiade, was among the embassy staff who paid tribute to General de Gaulle.

    Representing the people of the Ivory Coast was M. Philippe Yace, the President of the National Assembly, and his wife, who were among the visitors to the Embassy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RL1Q8CQI95P03UW0QYV7GB8O
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RL1Q8CQI95P03UW0QYV7GB8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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