• Short Summary

    The Ghanaian Head of State Lieutenant-General Frederic William Kwasi Akufo arrived in the Ivory Coast town of Yamoussokro on Monday (30 October), for a two day friendship visit.

  • Description

    The Ghanaian Head of State Lieutenant-General Frederic William Kwasi Akufo arrived in the Ivory Coast town of Yamoussokro on Monday (30 October), for a two day friendship visit.

    SYNOPSIS: The visit to Yamoussokro was the first General Akuffo had made abroad since coming to power in Ghana last July. He was met at the airport by folk dancers.

    Shortly after his arrival he had his first round of talks with Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet - Boigny -- on increased economic co-operation between the two West African countries.

    Yamoussokro is in the centre of the Ivory Coast's cocoa and coffee producing region. The Ivory Coast and Ghana are leading cocoa producers and regularly consult each other on prices and marketing policies.

    The two countries also belong to the sixteen nations economic community of West African States.

    The two countries have been working on a Freedom of Movements Convention for their people across their common border and are also working on ways of improving telecommunications. Another project to improve communications is a highway to be built between Abidjan and Accra. Work is expected to start next January.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZBMBBYQNMFL9CN4GPZ2G2JOP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZBMBBYQNMFL9CN4GPZ2G2JOP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment