• Short Summary

    A BROTHERLY WELCOME IN THE CITY OF ABIDJAN ON THURSDAY FOR PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE OF CHAD ARRIVING IN THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL FOR A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.

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    DANCING CROWDS; PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE ARRIVES AND IS WELCOMED; NATIONAL ANTHEM; PRESIDENTS PAST GUARD OF HONOUR (NATURAL SOUND THROUGHOUT).




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    Background: A BROTHERLY WELCOME IN THE CITY OF ABIDJAN ON THURSDAY FOR PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE OF CHAD ARRIVING IN THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL FOR A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT. THE CHAD PRESIDENT FLEW IN FROM PARIS, TO BE GREETED BY IVORY COAST PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY.

    LARGE CROWDS GATHERED FORT EH DAWN ARRIVAL OF THE PRESIDENT, BUT IT WAS THREE HOURS BEFORE THE PLANE TOUCHED DOWN TO A DANCING WELCOME. PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY GREETED THE CHAD LEADER AS 'MORE THAN A HEAD OF STATE, BETTER THAN A FRIEND, A BROTHER-IN-ARMS IN THE MAGNIFICENT STRUGGLE FOR EMANCIPATION.'
    THE LEADER LATER DROVE TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE FOR THEIR FIRST POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS. THERE FOLLOWED AN OFFICIAL DINNER AND RECEPTION OF THE HEADS OF FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN ABIDJAN.

    AT A CEREMONY EARLIER IN THE DAY PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE RECEIVED THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF ABIDJAN. THE MAYOR OF ABIDJAN, M. ANTOINE KONAN KANGA, PRESENTED THE KEYS OF THE CITY TO THE VISITOR, TELLING THE PRESIDENT THAT THIS WAS 'S PLEDGE OF CONFIDENCE AND OF THE FRIENDSHIP WHICH WE FEEL FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR GALLANT PEOPLE.'

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3B3TVUWVXK456H40ZUEIACMDH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3B3TVUWVXK456H40ZUEIACMDH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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