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    GHANA'S HEAD OF STATE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH LAST WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) ARRIVES IN ABIDJAN TO A HIGHLY ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION.

  • Description

    GHANA'S HEAD OF STATE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH LAST WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) ARRIVES IN ABIDJAN TO A HIGHLY ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION. HE WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) MADE AND HONORARY CITIZEN OF ABIDJAN AFTER RESTING ON HIS DOCTOR'S ADVICE DURING THE PREVIOUS DAY.

    GENERAL ANKRAH'S VISIT IS SEEN AS CEMENTING OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES FOLLOWING THEIR STRAINED RELATIONS DURING THE GHANA REGIME OF FORMER PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH.

    HE RECEIVED THE KEY OF THE CITY FROM MAYOR ANTOINE KANGA IN A POSTPONED CEREMONY AT THE ABIDJAN TOWN HALL TO BEGIN THE VISIT AT THE INVITATION OF PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET - BOIGNY.

    GENERAL ANKRAH LEFT TODAY FOR BOUAKE, THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC CAPITAL, AT THE START OF A TOUR OF THE IVORY COAST PROVINCES.

    YESTERDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT SAID THAT THE GENERAL WAS A LITTLE INDISPOSED AND WAS ORDERED BY HIS DOCTOR TO REST FOR THE DAY."
    THE CHAIRMAN OF GHANA'S RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, GENERAL ANKRAH SAID THAT GHANA AND THE IVORY COAST WERE PEOPLES BY THE SAME TRIBES WHO HAD BEEN ARBITRARILY SEPARATED TO SATISFY COLONIAL AMBITIONS.

    HE ADDED THAT AS NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES THEY HAD A NATIONAL BASIS FOR COOPERATION IN THE FIELDS OF AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRY, HEALTH AND RESEARCH.

    AFTER HIS TOUR OF THE COUNTRY, GENERAL ANKRAH WILL HOLD TALKS WITH PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY DISCUSSING ECONOMIC COOPERATION, AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND BORDER AND IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA616KSR0CISPKBBINGQZ9YOES9
    Media URN:
    VLVA616KSR0CISPKBBINGQZ9YOES9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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