• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA ON TUESDAY BEGAN A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST, PART OF A WEST AFRICAN TOUR THAT HAS ALREADY TAKEN HIM TO MAURITANIA, GAMBIA, GUINEA, AND SIERRA LEONE.

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    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA ON TUESDAY BEGAN A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST, PART OF A WEST AFRICAN TOUR THAT HAS ALREADY TAKEN HIM TO MAURITANIA, GAMBIA, GUINEA, AND SIERRA LEONE.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA FLEW IN TO ABIDJAN LATE ON MONDAY NIGHT FROM FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE, AND WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY IVORY COAST'S PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, WHO HAILED HIM IN A WELCOMING SPEECH AS 'NOT A STRANGER BUT A FRIEND AND A BROTHER'.

    'A REPUTATION HAS PRECEDED YOU WHICH GIVES YOUR VISIT GREAT VALUE I OUR EYES, THAT OF AN INTRANSIGENT FIGHTER WHOM THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF POWER HAVE NATURALLY TRANSFORMED INTO A REALISTIC HEAD OF STATE, THAT OF A MAN OF ACTION WHO DRAWS FROM HIS RELIGIOUS HUMANISM THE POSSIBILITY OF CONTRIBUTING HUMAN AND AFRICAN SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS OF THE MOMENT.' PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY SAID.

    'FINALLY, THE REPUTATION OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF A COUNTRY THAT REFUSES TO INTERFERE IN OTHER PEOPLE'S AFFAIRS, MEANS TO STRENGTHEN ITS YOUNG AND DIFFICULT INDEPENDENCE, AND CHERISHES THE DIFFICULT AMBITION OF SERVING BY ITS EXAMPLE THE CAUSE OF DIALOGUE, TOLERANCE AND PEACE.

    'MOREOVER, THE IVORY COAST SEES IN THE ACTION OF YOUR GOVERNMENT AND INSPIRATION, A TURN OF MIND AND EVEN ATTITUDES VERY OFTEN CLOSE TO ITS OWN. IT IS PLEASED TO SEE IN THIS THE PRESAGE OF A VERY PLEASANT STAGE AND FRUITFUL CONVERSATIONS.'
    DR KAUNDA SAID IN REPLY: WE HAVE COME HERE TO LEARN AND DRAW UPON YOUR WISDOM, YOUR PROFOUND KNOWLEDGE NOT ONLY IN THE FIELD OF AFRICAN POLITICS BUT ALSO IN THAT OF WORLD POLITICS.

    DR KAUNDA BEGAN HIS FOUR-DAY VISIT ON TUESDAY BY RECEIVING THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, AFTER WHICH HE WENT TO ABIDJAN TOWN HALL TO RECEIVE THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY. LATER A HELICOPTER TOOK HIM TO VISIT AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS NEAR ABIDJAN IN WHICH HE EXPRESSED GREAT INTEREST, SINCE HIS OWN COUNTRY'S AIM IS TO DIVERSIFY AWAY FROM MINERAL PRODUCTION, ON WHICH ZAMBIA AT PRESENT RELIES, INTO AGRICULTURE.

    YESTERDAY PRESIDENT KAUNDA STARTED A TWO-DAY TOUR OF THE INTERIOR THAT TOOK HIM TO BOUAKE, THE IVORY COAST'S CENTRAL CAPITAL, AND YAMOUSSOKRO, PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY'S BIRTHPLACE.

    TODAY PRESIDENT KAUNDA WAS BACK IN ABIDJAN FOR A WORKING SESSION WITH PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY AND THEIR ADVISERS.

    HE AND HIS PARTY LEAVE THE IVORY COAST TOMORROW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82HBCYX9G0U1M0S0T1Z5PEPV2
    Media URN:
    VLVA82HBCYX9G0U1M0S0T1Z5PEPV2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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