• Short Summary

    A Canadian mission touring West African countries spent the first four days (February 4 - 8) in the Ivory Coast.

  • Description

    A Canadian mission touring West African countries spent the first four days (February 4 - 8) in the Ivory Coast. The party, led by the President of the Canadian Agency for International Development, Mr. Paul Gerin-Lajoie, met Ivory Coast officials to discuss future Canadian aid. On Sunday (Feb 6) the delegates visited a cocoa plantation at Bingerville 9 miles (20 km) east of the capital Abidjan.

    SYNOPSIS: Nine miles from Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast, a Canadian fact-finding mission on Sunday visited a Bingerville cocoa plantation. The leader of the Canadian party, Mr. Paul Gerin-Lajoie, wearing a flowered shirt, was invited to examine a cocoa bean by the Canadian Ambassador, Mr. Georges Charpentier.

    Mr. Gerin-Lajoie is President of the Canadian Agency for International Development, and his party is in West Africa to study how Canada can best help the region.

    In addition to first-hand tours of Ivory Coast industry the Canadian team had a full programme of receptions and study sessions.

    Visits to Senegal, Dahomey, Niger and Mali are also on the itinerary.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JCY4N7GGLREBT6HDGPJKYIJU
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JCY4N7GGLREBT6HDGPJKYIJU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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