Princess Christina of Sweden stopped over in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, on Wednesday (13 February) on her way to the drought-stricken areas of Mali, Upper Volta and the Niger Republic.
SV PAN Princess Christina into President Tolbert's office and greeted
SV Swedish envoy and wife seated in office
SV & SV PAN Princess seated with Tolbert and wife
MV Princess gets out of car and greeted outside Red Cross building and presented with bouquet
CU Red Cross sign
SV Princess puts Swedish pin onto Red Cross Chairman Mrs. King
SV Women and children look on
MV & SV Princess views Red Cross building and talks to Mrs. King as families watch (2 shots)
MV Princess and Red Cross executives talk to children and families
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Background: Princess Christina of Sweden stopped over in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, on Wednesday (13 February) on her way to the drought-stricken areas of Mali, Upper Volta and the Niger Republic.
Princess Christina was greeted by Liberia's President Tolbert, Finance Minister Stephen Tolbert, and the Swedish Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Bangte Friedman.
President Tolbert later presented his Presidential papers to the Princess,who is the sister of the Swedish Monarch, Carl Gustav.
Princess Christina -- a member of the Swedish National Red Cross Society -- also visited the headquarters of the Liberian Red Cross Society, and presented the 'Swedish Cross' silver medal to the President, Mrs. Jeanette King.
In the drought-stricken parts of West Africa, Princess Christina is expected to assist the Red Cross in providing relief from the famine.