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    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER-DESIGRATE TO GHANA, MR. H.K. MATTHEWS, VISITED THE CASTLE, USU, LAST THURSDAY?

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    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER-DESIGRATE TO GHANA, MR. H.K. MATTHEWS, VISITED THE CASTLE, USU, LAST THURSDAY (???) TO PRESENT CREDENTIALS TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, LT-GENERAL ANKRAH. MR. MATTHEWS SUCCEEDS MR. HAROLD SMEDLEY, WHO HAS NOW BEEN POSTED TO LAOS.

    MR. MATTHEWS, ACCOMPANIED BY OFFICIALS OF THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN GHANA AND OF THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, ENTERED THE CASTLE TO THE PLAYING OF THE CENTRAL BAND OF THE GHANA ARMY, AND THE STRAINS OF BOTH BRITISH AND GHANAIAN NATIONAL ANTHEMS ADDED TO THE RITUAL OF INTRODUCTION. THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY MR. K.B. AYENSU, THE CHIEF OF STATE PROTOCOL.

    PRESENTING HIS LETTERS OF COMMISSION, MR. MATTHEWS EXPRESSED HIS ADMINISTRATION FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE N.L.C. AND THE PEOPLE OF GHANA HAD SHOWN THEIR DETERMINATION TO ASSERT FREEDOM, RESTORE BASIC RIGHTS, AND UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW. THEY WERE, HE SAID, A BASIC EXAMPLE TO THE WORLD.

    REPLYING, LT-GENERAL ANKRAH EXPRESSED HIS PROFOUND GRATITUDE TO BRITAIN, THAI, DESPITE HER OWN ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES AND THE DEMANDS OF OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ON HER RESOURCES, SHE CONTINUES TO ASSIST AND CO-OPERATE WITH GHANA IN PROMOTING HER ECONOMIC WELL-BEING. GHANA, HE SAID, FACED SIMILAR DIFFICULTIES, AND FELT INSPIRED TO REDOUBLE HER EFFORTS TO PULL HERSELF OUT OF THE ECONOMIC MESS INHERITED FROM THE LAST REGIME. PLEDGING THEIR COUNTRIES FRIENDSHIP IN A TOAST, GENERAL ANKRAH ADDED THAT HIS ASSOCIATION WITH BRITAIN WAS BASED UPON PRINCIPLES OF SOVEREIGN EQUALITY, MUTUAL RESPECT AND TRUST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAD84I42O22ZDBCHBL3OLAJP7D
    Media URN:
    VLVAAD84I42O22ZDBCHBL3OLAJP7D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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