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    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE IVORY COAST AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC SIGNED IN INTERNATIONAL AIR AGREEMENT IN ABIDJAN ON WEDNESDAY (21 MAY).

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    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE IVORY COAST AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC SIGNED IN INTERNATIONAL AIR AGREEMENT IN ABIDJAN ON WEDNESDAY (21 MAY). UNDER THE AGREEMENT, THE MULTI-NATIONAL AFRICAN AIRLINE, AIR AFRIQUE, AND UNITED ARAB AIRLINES, WILL OPERATE A WEEKLY FLIGHT BETWEEN ABIDJAN AND CAIRO.

    THE IVORY COAST WAS REPRESENTED AT THE CEREMONY BY M. ALCIDE KACOU, MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT. THE U.A.R. WAS REPRESENTED BY HER CHARGE D'AFFAIRES IN ABIDJAN, DR. HASSAN WAGIH SAFWAT. THE SIGNING TOOK PLACE AT THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT IN ABIDJAN.

    AFTER THE SIGNING CEREMONY, M. ALCIDE KACOU PRAISED THE AGREEMENT AS ANOTHER STEP FORWARD IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN AFRICA. HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT BOTH THE U.A.R. AND THE IVORY COAST WERE MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY AND, AS SUCH, WERE WORKING HARMONIOUSLY FOR THE BETTERMENT OF INTER-AFRICAN RELATIONS.

    DR. HASSAN SAFWAT ALSO SPOKE DURING THE CEREMONY.

    IT WAS REPORTED THAT UNITED ARAB AIRLINES IS TO INAUGURATE ITS FIRST FLIGHT TO ABIDJAN ON JUNE 15. AIR AFRIQUE HAS NOT YET SCHEDULED ITS FIRST FLIGHT. IT IS NOT CLEAR, HOWEVER, WHETHER UNITED ARAB AIRLINES WILL BE STARTING A NEW DIRECT FLIGHT FROM CAIRO OR ADDING ABIDJAN AS A STOP-OVER ON ITS CURRENT WEEKLY FLIGHT TO LAGOS. IF ABIDJAN IS TO BE A STOP-OVER, THE AIRLINE WILL NOT HAVE TRAFFIC RIGHTS BETWEEN LAGOS AND ABIDJAN. THE AGREEMENT IS FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD, BUT CAN BE TERMINATED BY EITHER COUNTRY AT ANY TIME.

    OTHER COUNTRIES OF AIR AFRIQUE, IN ADDITION TO THE IVORY COAST, ARE CAMEROUN, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, DAHONEY, GABON, MAURITANIA, NIGER, SENEGAL, TOGO AND UPPER VOLTA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75DLS9WPOMSY2DTEAEKTKP2OJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA75DLS9WPOMSY2DTEAEKTKP2OJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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