• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE YESTERDAY WAS GIVEN THE FREEDOM OF ABIDJAN ON THE FIRST DAY OF HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY'S PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE YESTERDAY WAS GIVEN THE FREEDOM OF ABIDJAN ON THE FIRST DAY OF HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL. PRESIDENT LUEBKE, WHO IS MAKING A THREE-WEEK TOUR OF WEST AFRICA, HAS BEEN HAVING TALKS WITH IVORY COAST PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, AND OTHER MINISTERS HAVE ALSO BEEN HOLDING DISCUSSIONS; THESE HAVE SO FAR RESULTED IN LAST NIGHT'S ANNOUNCEMENT ON A DM 13,500,000 (GBP1,400,000 STERLING) GRANT FOR EXTENDING THE PORT OF ABIDJAN.

    LAST NIGHT'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEST GERMAN GRANT FOLLOWED TALKS BETWEEN THE FEDERAL MINISTER OF ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION, HERR ERHARD EPPLER, AND THE IVORY COAST MINISTER-DELEGATE FOR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS, M. KONAN BEDIE.

    YESTERDAY, THE MAYOR OF ABIDJAN, M. KONAN KANGA, HANDING OVER THE SYMBOLIC KEYS OF THE CITY AT A COLOURFUL CEREMONY INSIDE THE CAPITAL'S CITY HALL, TOLD THE PRESIDENT THAT YOUNG AFRICAN STATES HAD MUCH TO LEARN FROM WEST GERMANY'S EXAMPLE AND HISTORY.

    LATER IN THE DAY, PRESIDENT LUEBKE HELD HIS FIRST OFFICIAL TALKS WITH PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY. AT A DINNER GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT LUEBKE SAID THAT WEST GERMANY WAS READY TO CO-OPERATE WITH FRANCE IN CONCENTRATING EFFORTS TO HELP THE IVORY COAST WITH ITS DEVELOPMENTS PROJECTS.

    "FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN WEST GERMANY AND THE IVORY COAST WHICH FIND ITS ACCOMPLISHMENT THROUGH CLOSER CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF EUROPE AND A RI?A", HE SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9IAK56803FGGKJJ1REYZ81YY8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IAK56803FGGKJJ1REYZ81YY8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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