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    Israel's Prime Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir, was the guest of honour at the inauguration of?

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    Israel's Prime Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir, was the guest of honour at the inauguration of the new Ivory Coast embassy offices in Jerusalem on Wednesday (8 August).

    Before entering the new building, Mrs. Meir cut an orange, white and green ribbon, the colours of the Ivory Coast flag, and another blue and white ribbon, the colours of Israel's flag
    Mrs. Meir was escorted into the gleaming new building in Rachel Imenu street by the Ivory Coast Ambassador, Anoma Kaniel Leon Maurice and his wife, and the Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek.

    At the hushed ceremony in the Ambassador's room bedside the two flags of the Ivory Coast and Israel, lay a scroll, which was signed by Mrs. Meir. It was then signed by the official guests at the ceremony. The first was Uruguay's ambassador.

    SYNOPSIS: In Jerusalem on Wednesday, israel's glittering new Ivory Coast Embassy building was the focus of attention when it was officially opened by Israel's Prime Minister, Mrs. Gold Meir.

    The new building, which was officially handed over to the Ivory Coast Government by its builders only a few days before its inauguration, had its doors crossed by ribbons in the colours of the Ivory Coast and Israel when Mrs. Meir arrived. A brief opening speech, and Mrs. Meir snipped the ribbons.

    After the opening ceremony, Mrs. Meir and Ivory Coast Ambassador Anoma Kanie Leon Maurice and his wife were escorted into the quiet ambassador's room to sign the scroll which commemorated the day.

    After Mrs. Meir signed the scroll in the room decorated with flags of both countries the official guests were shown into the embassy to add their names to the short list of officials allowed into the Ambassador's room. The first guest ambassador to sign the document was the Uruguayan representative.

    After the quiet scroll-signing ceremony, the parchment document was left on public display. Later, it was taken away and locked in a showcase to commemorate the opening of the new Embassy headquarter of the Ivory Coast.

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