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    A SOVIET TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBIT WAS OPENED IN ACCRA, JULY 10 BY PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH OF GHANA.

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    A SOVIET TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBIT WAS OPENED IN ACCRA, JULY 10 BY PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH OF GHANA. A SIMILAR EXHIBITION BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT WAS HELD ON THE SAME SITE FIVE MONTHS AGO. THE US AND UK ALSO HAVE EXHIBITED THEIR WARES AT TRADE SHOWS IN GHANA.

    THE EXHIBITION, SHOWING OVER 5,000 ITEMS, COVERS AN AREA OVER 800 ACRES AND IS A CROSS-SECTION OF SOVIET ACHIEVEMENT IN THE LAST 44 YEARS FOLLOWING THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION. IT GIVES PROMINENCE TO LATEST SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AND AS VISITORS ENTERED THE HALL THEY WERE TAKEN ON A JOURNEY WHICH TOOK THEM BACK TO THE EARLIER DAYS OF THE SOVIET REVOLUTION.

    STANDING IN THE ENTRANCE WAS A MODEL OF THE SOVIET SPUTNIK WHICH TOOK MAJOR GAGARIN ROUND THE EARTH. THERE WERE ALSO PHOTOGRAPH OF LENIN, FOUNDER OF THE SOVIET UNION. THERE WERE ALSO MODELS OF EARLIER SPUTNIK.

    PRESIDENT NKRUMAH SAID THE GHANA GOVERNMENT'S MAIN INTEREST WAS TO SEEK OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPING THE COUNTRY AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE BY THE USE OF THE LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC DEVICES FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE.

    THE PRESIDENT RECALLED HIS VISIT TO THE SOVIET UNION NEARLY A YEAR AGO. "THE TRANSFORMATION WHICH IS TAKING PLACE IN THE SOVIET UNION OUGHT TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED. A VAST EXPANSE OF TERRITORY WHICH WAS UNDEVELOPED AND UNCULTIVATED A FEW YEARS AGO HAS BEEN TURNED INTO FLOURISHING FIELDS OF SCIENTIFIC, INDUSTRIAL, AND AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY."
    AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS SOVIET DEPUTY MINISTER OF THE TRADE AND LEADER OF A SIX-MAN SOVIET DELEGATION MR. BORISOV. HE SAID THE SOVIET PEOPLE WERE HOPEFUL THAT THE LONG-TERM TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN GHANA AND THE SOVIET UNION, PROVIDING FOR INCREASE IN A U.S.S.R. -GHANA TRADE, WOULD BE FULLY CARRIED OUT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5I5KLAP77I7OFTXMGRRP8BLKR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I5KLAP77I7OFTXMGRRP8BLKR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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