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    Morocco's new ambassador to the Ivory Coast, Mr. Boubekar Boumahdi, presented his credentials to President?

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    Morocco's new ambassador to the Ivory Coast, Mr. Boubekar Boumahdi, presented his credentials to President Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan on Saturday, (March 13).

    The Ivory Coast leader said there existed between Morocco and his country "a healthy and fruitful rivalry in the defence of the common ideals of international peace and internal prosperity".

    Mr. Boumahdi succeeds Mr. Abdelaziz Bennani.

    SYNOPSIS: Morocco has a new representative in the Ivory Coast. He's Mr. Boubekar Boumahdi who succeeded Mr. Abdelaziz Bennani. On Saturday the new ambassador went to the residence of President Houphouet-Boigny to present his credentials. A full guard of honour paraded outside the President's home for the ceremony.

    President Houphouet-Boigny, during a speech to mark the occasion said that there existed between Morocco and the Ivory Coast a healthy and fruitful rivalry in the defence of the common ideals of international peace and internal prosperity.

    Mr. Boumahdi is a career diplomat who was among his country's negotiators with France for Morocco's independence. He has served as his country's Ambassador to Senegal and Ethiopia. His last appointment before taking up Ivory Coast Ambassadorship was as head of the African Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Boumahdi, speaking of the long and friendly relationship between the two countries, said they had followed a similar path of development, and faced the same problems.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NCK4L613NML3139B3ATPYIZE
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NCK4L613NML3139B3ATPYIZE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
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    N/A

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