• Short Summary

    AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY IN THE SENEGALESE CAPITAL OF DAKAR, LAST WEDNESDAY (4 FEB.) THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENEGALESE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY M.

  • Description

    AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY IN THE SENEGALESE CAPITAL OF DAKAR, LAST WEDNESDAY (4 FEB.) THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENEGALESE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY M. AMADOU CISSE DIA WAS INVESTED WITH THE FRENCH HONOUR OF AN OFFICER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR. THE INVESTITURE WAS CARRIED OUT BY THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO SENEGAL. M. HUBERT ARGOD.

    MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH PARLIAMENT JOINED WITH THEIR SENEGALESE COLLEAGUES AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY WHICH WAS ALSO DESIGNED TO SHOW THE RAPPORT BETWEEN FRANCE AND SENEGAL.

    IN MAKING THE AWARD, THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR PRAISED THE CAREER OF M. DIA IN THE POLITICS OF AFRICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT SENGHOR.

    IN REPLY, M. DIA, HIS VOICE SHAKING WITH EMOTION, SAID THAT BEFORE MEETING PRESIDENT SENGHOR, HE HAD TO AMBITIONS -- TO MAKE A CAREER IN MEDICINE, OR THE THEATRE.

    BUT AFTER DISCOVERING THE QUALITIES OF PRESIDENT SENGHOR, WHEN HE WAS A STUDENT AT A FRENCH UNIVERSITY, HE DECIDED TO WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT LOYALLY AND HONOURABLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3TYXWE6DJ73D75P3T95B5CI15
    Media URN:
    VLVA3TYXWE6DJ73D75P3T95B5CI15
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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