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    M. Mamoun Beheiry, who recently resigned his post of President of the African Development Bank?

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    M. Mamoun Beheiry, who recently resigned his post of President of the African Development Bank - a post he had held since the Bank's foundation five years ago - was made a Commander of the Ivory Coast National Order on the eve of his departure last Saturday (14 February).

    He received the decoration from M. Konan Bedie, Economics Minister of the Ivory Coast.

    M. Bedie, representing President Felix Houphouet-Boigny, said M. Beheiry combined "great competence with the most unusual and solid moral qualities".

    The ceremony was attended by the Foreign Minister of the Ivory Coast, M. Usher Assouan, by directors of foreign banks in the Ivory Coast, leading officials of the African Development Bank and government officials.

    M. Beheiry declared that only plans at the moment were to return to Khartoum and take a long rest.

    He is an experienced Sudanese economic administrator and Governor of the International Monetary Fund, and a former Minister of Economic Planning. Under his leadership the African Development Bank contributed more than 10 million dollars (4,166,000 sterling) to development projects throughout the Continent.

    31 African countries are members of the Bank, which has its headquarters in Abidjan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA34JDK9P9NRHDB3KGAW8SX1KYD
    Media URN:
    VLVA34JDK9P9NRHDB3KGAW8SX1KYD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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