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    FOUR NEW AMBASSADORS TO GHANA PRESENTED THEIR CREDENTIALS TO GENERAL ANKRAH IN ACCRA THIS WEEK.?

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    FOUR NEW AMBASSADORS TO GHANA PRESENTED THEIR CREDENTIALS TO GENERAL ANKRAH IN ACCRA THIS WEEK. THEY WERE FROM THE SOVIET UNION, BELGIUM, TOGO AND SWEDEN.

    THE FIRST TO ARRIVE AT OSU CASTLE, GENERAL ANKRAH'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE, WAS MR. VASSILY SAFRONCHUK, THE NEW ENVOY FROM THE SOVIET UNION. HE WAS MET AND ESCORTED BY A TROOP OF CAVALRY. GENERAL ANKRAH'S MILITARY ASSISTANT, MAJOR KWAME ASANTE, SALUTED MR. SAFRONCHUK AS HE ARRIVED AND ESCORTED HIM TO A SALUTING BASE BEFORE THE INSPECTION OF THE GUARD OF HONOUR.

    GHANA'S CHIEF OF PROTOCOL, MR. AYENSU, USHERED THE NEW AMBASSADOR TO A RECEPTION ROOM IN WHICH HE MET GENERAL ANKRAH AND PRESENTED HIS LETTERS OF CREDENCE. IN A BRIEF SPEECH, MR. SAFRONCHUK SAID THAT THE SOVIET UNION'S FOREIGN POLICY WAS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUALITY, STRICT RESPECT FOR SOVEREIGNTY AND NON-INTERFERENCE IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF OTHER STATES. IN REPLY, THE GHANAIAN LEADER PRAISED THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE SOVIET UNION, ESPECIALLY IN SCIENCE, OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS.

    NEXT TO MEET GENERAL ANKRAH WAS M. GEORGES BARTHELEMEY, THE NEW BELGIAN ENVOY. AFTER SPEECHES, THERE WAS A TOAST TO CONTINUED FRIENDSHIP AND SOLIDARITY BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. THERE WERE SIMILAR CEREMONIES AS GENERAL ANKRAH RECEIVED DR. MICHEL SIMPTEKPEATI OF TOGO AND MR. G. SWARTZ, THE NEW SWEDISH AMBASSADOR IN ACCRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5PJHWJAI13Z2QJ5L4YEHV2I0R
    Media URN:
    VLVA5PJHWJAI13Z2QJ5L4YEHV2I0R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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