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    THE PRESIDENT OF THE IVORY COAST, M. FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY PAID AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE?

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    THE PRESIDENT OF THE IVORY COAST, M. FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY PAID AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE LYONS INTERNATIONAL FAIR YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE MAYOR OF LYONS, M. LOUIS PRADEL, GREETED THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE. ACCOMPANIED BY OFFICIALS, PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY INSPECTED THE IVORY COAST STAND AT THE FAIR IN DETAIL, AND SAW OTHER OFFICIAL DISPLAYS.

    WHEN PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY ARRIVED AT THE IVORY COAST STAND, HE WAS GREETED BY STAND OFFICIALS AND WATCHED IVORY COAST BOYS DANCE TO TRADITIONAL MUSIC, PLAYED BY A NATIONAL BAND. HE WAS SHOWN MANY OF THE PRODUCTS EXHIBITED IN THE IVORY COAST'S COLOURFUL DISPLAY. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS, INCLUDING COFFEE, COTTON AND FRUITS ADORNED THE STAND. ON ANOTHER STAND AN EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF IVORY COAST ART, ESPECIALLY DELICATE AND BEAUTIFUL CARVINGS, WAS PROUDLY SET OUT.

    OTHER COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED AT THE FAMOUS FAIR. THE MALAGASY STAND DISPLAYS FOOD PRODUCTS AND STONE CARVINGS. HAND-PUPPETS FIGURE PROMINENTLY ON THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN STAND. TOGETHER WITH THE POLISH STAND, DISPLAYING A SERIES OF BEAUTIFUL DOLLS, IT IS A FAVOURITE WITH CHILDREN.

    MANY COUNTRIES HAD TOURIST INFORMATION ON HAND AT THE FAIR.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, CURRENTLY ON A PRIVATE VISIT TO FRANCE WITH HIS WIFE AND SENIOR MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT, ARRIVED IN LYONS ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 26). DURING HIS STAY THE PRESIDENT WILL VISIT THE BERLIET LORRY FACTORY AND THE MERIEUX CANCER INSTITUTE. THE PRESIDENT RETURNS TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA58S91TVXCOT97GWB3N20IG42N
    Media URN:
    VLVA58S91TVXCOT97GWB3N20IG42N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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