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    The Ivory Coast's Minister of Tourism M. Loua Diomande opened the 10-day American Week at?

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    The Ivory Coast's Minister of Tourism M. Loua Diomande opened the 10-day American Week at the Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Friday. Also present was the U.S. Ambassador in Abidjan, Mr. John Root.

    The American Week is organised by Intercontinental Hotels in association with the United States Information Service, the French airlines, and about 30 U.S. firms represented in the Ivory Coast.

    The aim is to promote tourism and commercial development in the Ivory Coast. There is mounting U.S. interest in projects such as the Kossou dam, and the two-billion-dollar 'African Riviera' project, which is expected to put the Ivory Coast on the world tourist map in the next 15 years.

    SYNOPSIS: At the Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan, on friday, a 10-day American week began, which will give local residents an insight into U.S. cultural and commercial activities.

    There to officially open the proceedings was the Ivory Coast's Minister of Tourism M. Loua Diomande. The Week is organised by Intercontinental Hotels in association with the United States Information Service, to promote tourism and Commercial development in the Ivory Coast. Also involved are the French airlines and about 30 U.S. firms represented in the Ivory Coast. U.S. ambassador to the Ivory Coast John Root also there to see the week begin.

    On show at the hotel exhibition were a number of U.S. products, and during the week there will be film shows and special events. There is mounting U.S. interest in projects such as the Kossou dam, and the two-billion-dollar 'African Riviera' project, which is expected to out the Ivory Coast on the world tourist map in the next 15 years.

    One of the most colourful exhibits, which the Tourism Minister did not miss, was the "Last Chance Sallon" - a piece of the old west brought to Africa, complete with cowboys and cowgirls, and a country and western singing group.

    The first American Week was organised in the Ivory Coast in 1968. It attracted more than 50,000 visitors.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FHPJTQVRON9VXR4ICFKSCDW8
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FHPJTQVRON9VXR4ICFKSCDW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    N/A

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