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    DURING HIS RECENT STATE VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST, LIBERIA'S PRESIDENT TUBMAN WAS PRESENTED WITH THE GOLDEN KEY TO THE CITY OF ABIDJAN.

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    DURING HIS RECENT STATE VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST, LIBERIA'S PRESIDENT TUBMAN WAS PRESENTED WITH THE GOLDEN KEY TO THE CITY OF ABIDJAN.

    THE PRESENTATION WAS MADE BY THE MAYOR OF ABIDJAN, MR. KONAN KANGA. AFTERWARDS PRESIDENT TUBMAN SIGNED THE GOLDEN BOOK, RESERVED FOR ABIDJAN'S MOST HONOURED VISITORS.

    LIBERIA AND THE IVORY COAST ARE CLOSE AFRICAN NEIGHBOURS WITH A LENGTHY COMMON BORDER. PRESIDENT TUBMAN FIRST VISITED THE IVORY COAST IN 1960 FOR THE COUNTRY'S INITIAL INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS.

    THERE WAS A SECOND BRIEF VISIT IN 1963, BUT THIS IS PRESIDENT TUBMAN'S FIRST ACTUAL STATE VISIT. HIS WELCOME WAS VERY WAR, THUS THE PRESENTATION OF THE GOLDEN KEY AND HIS INVITATION TO SIGN THE GOLDEN BOOK.

    ATTENDING THE CEREMONY IN ABIDJAN TOWN HALL WERE TOP IVORY COAST MINISTERS AND A WIDE CROSS SECTION FROM ABIDJAN'S BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT CIRCLES.

    AFTER THE PRESENTATION, PRESIDENT TUBMAN THANKED HIS GUESTS WARMLY AND SPOKE OF THE CLOSE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN LIBERIA AND THE IVORY COAST BEFORE SIGNING ABIDJAN'S GOLDEN BOOK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6328M3XATLZSKUMTLBJ7B9BFO
    Media URN:
    VLVA6328M3XATLZSKUMTLBJ7B9BFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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