• Short Summary

    ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER LEVI ESHKOL ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN ON TUESDAY FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST.

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    ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER LEVI ESHKOL ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN ON TUESDAY FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST. THIS VISIT WAS THE SECOND LEG IN THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER'S TOUR OF SEVEN AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

    MR. ESHKOL WAS WELCOMED TO THE IVORY COAST BY THE PRESIDENT, M. HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY WHO ACCOMPANIED HIM ON A STATE DRIVE INTO THE CAPITAL.

    ISRAEL HAS STRONG INTERESTS IN THE IVORY COAST WHICH INCLUDE A LUXURY HOTEL IN ABIDJAN, JOINTLY FINANCED BY ISRAEL AND THE IVORY COAST.

    THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ISRAELIS IN THE IVORY COAST HELPING TO TRAIN THE LOCAL PEOPLE IN AGRICULTURAL, ECONOMIC, CIVIC AND SPORTING SERVICES AND ISRAEL HAS ALSO HELPED THE IVORY COAST TO ESTABLISH A NUMBER OF ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.

    ON TUESDAY EVENING PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY CONFERRED ON MR. ESHKOL THE GRAND CROSS OF THE NATIONAL ORDER OF THE IVORY COAST. SPEAKING AT A DINNER IN HONOUR OF THE VISITING PRIME MINISTER, THE IVORY COAST PRESIDENT SAID THAT ISRAEL AND THE AFRICAN STATES SHARED SIMILAR PROBLEMS AND THE RESULTS ISRAEL HAD ACHIEVED IN A SHORT TIME GAVE THEM AN ASSURANCE AND CONFIDENCE "FOR WHICH WE ARE GRATEFUL."
    "YOUR TOO-SHORT STAY WILL NONETHELESS ENABLE YOU TO DEEPEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE COUNTRY AND APPRAISE HOW IT IS MAKING USE OF THE AID GIVEN BY ITS FRIENDS," M. HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY TOLD MR. ESHKOL.

    REPLYING MR. ESHKOL EXPRESSED SATISFACTION AT THE DEPTH OF FRIENDSHIP IN THE IVORY COAST FOR ISRAEL. HE SAID THE 1962 VISIT OF PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY TO ISRAEL HAD LEFT UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES AND IT WE THE KEYSTONE OF A FLOURISHING COOPERATION.

    TOASTING THE STRENGTHENING OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, MR. ESHKOL QUOTED THE BIBLICAL WORDS "MAY PEACE REIGN IN YOUR HOUSE." MR. ESHKOL LEAVES THE IVORY COAST TODAY FOR LIBERIA AND LATER GOES ON TO VISIT UGANDA, CONGO-LEOPOLDVILLE, KENYA AND MADAGASCAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JQVAVY3MG6CDCXJY4CCWJGXG
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JQVAVY3MG6CDCXJY4CCWJGXG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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