Ivory Coast Information Minister, Mr. Laurent Dona-Fologo, spent two hours in talks with South African?
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Background: Ivory Coast Information Minister, Mr. Laurent Dona-Fologo, spent two hours in talks with South African Premier John Vorster at the Premier's offices in the South African capital, Pretoria, on Thursday (11 September).
The two-hour meeting came as an unscheduled extension of a courtesy call Mr. Dona-Fologo made on the Premier. South African Information Minister, Mr. Connie Mulder and the Secretary for Information, Dr. Eachelk Rhoodie, also took part in the session.
Dr. Rhoodie said later that "a variety of historical, social and political subjects were discussed frankly and in a spirit of goodwill and cordiality".
Mr. Dona-Fologo began his twelve-day visit to South Africa on Wednesday (10 September) as the guest of his South African counterpart, Mr. Mulder. He described his visit -- first official one to South Africa by a West African minister -- as a "mission of dialogue and peace", designed to foster mutual co-operation and understanding in Africa.
Following his meeting with Mr. Vorster, the Ivory Coast minister told reporters "Your can see from my face that I am more than satisfied that I have had a most interesting conversation with the Prime Minister.