President Senghor of Senegal has a busy round of engagements on the first full day of his ten-day official visit to the Ivory Coast.
SV University buildings (2 shots)
MV Waiting students
MV President Senghor and Houphouet-Boigny walk from car (3 shots)
MV Students applaud
MV Senghor and Houphouet seated (left to right)
MV Garagnon speaking
MV Students listening
MCU & MV Senghor receives document and speaks (2 shots)
MV Officials listening
MV Dancers await arrival
MV Dancer in spinning basket demonstrates prowess to crowd
MV Senghor alights from car and greeted
MV Applauding audience PAN to Senghor accepting gift
SV Speaker - Kanga and audience (2 shots)
SCU Audience applaud PAN to Senghor signing book
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Background: President Senghor of Senegal has a busy round of engagements on the first full day of his ten-day official visit to the Ivory Coast.
One engagement on Wednesday (8 December) was at the University of Abidjan -- where President Senghor received an honorary degree.
Earlier, at a ceremony in the Town Hall, the President received the freedom of the city of Abidjan from the mayor, ??? Konan Kanga.
The present visit if the first made to the Ivory Coast by President Senghor.
SYNOPSIS: A call at the University of Abidjan was an early engagement for President Senghor of Senegal -- beginning a ten-day official visit to the Ivory Coast. University students gave the visiting president a warm welcome when he arrived with his host, President Houphouet-Boigny. For President Senghor -- this is his first visit to the Ivory Coast, and he's expressed the hope that it will lead to still better relations between the two West African nations.
President Senghor visited the University to receive an honorary degree from the principal, M. Jean Garagnon.
After receiving the document, President Senghor presented a paper to the university entitled "Why a Negro-African ideology?"
Ivory Coast dancers awaited President Senghor earlier in the day as he was driven to the city centre in Abidjan.
There he was greeted by the City's Mayor, M. Konan Kanga. After introductions, M. Kanga presented President Senghor with a key -- symbolising the freedom of the city of Abidjan. A large crowd watched the ceremony.
After the presentation - a speech of welcome from the Mayor and an invitation to President Senghor to sign the visitor's book.