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    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory coast arrived in Rabat on Saturday (July 14) for a three day visit to Morocco.

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    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory coast arrived in Rabat on Saturday (July 14) for a three day visit to Morocco.

    On Saturday (15 July) President Houphouet-Boigny accompanied King Hassan the Second when he inaugurated a new dam near Fez in central Morocco. The dam forms part of a major plan to eventually irrigate 2.4 million acres (a million hectares) of land.

    The dam, at Arabat on the Inaouene river, cost 12.5 million sterling (125 million durham) and was named after Moulay Driss, the first Moslem monarch of Morocco.

    Earlier this month President Houphouet-Boigny went on a private tour of Europe during which he met President Pompidou of France.

    The Ivory Coast President was welcomed to Morocco by King Hassan, his son Crown Prince Sidi Muhammad, and his brother Prince Moulay Abdallah.

    SYNOPSIS: At Rabat airport on Saturday - President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast arrives in Morocco. The Ivory Coast President, who recently returned from a European visit, will stay in Morocco for three days.

    King Hassan the Second, his son Crown Prince Sidi Muhammad, and the King's brother Prince Moulay Abdallah were at the airport to greet president Houphouet-Boigny. On sunday President Houphouet-Boigny accompanied King Hassan at the inauguration ceremony for a twelve and a half million sterling dam near Fez in central Morocco.

    The dam, named after Moulay Driss the first Moslem monarch of Morocco, is part of a major plant irrigate nearly two and a half million acres of land.

    The King also announced that work will start before the end of the year on another dam across the Loukkos River, - further north. It will be built by the Soviet Union. On his tour of Europe, President Houphouet-Boigny had talks with President Pompidou of France.

    Recently the Yugoslav Vice President Rato Dugonjic had discussions with King Hassan on the Non-aligned Summit to be held in algiers in September.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94OJXQCP8NNZXEYG9LC96QFTL
    Media URN:
    VLVA94OJXQCP8NNZXEYG9LC96QFTL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
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    /
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    N/A

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