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    VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY OF THE UNITED STATES ON SUNDAY (31 JANUARY), THE FINAL DAY OF A TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST, FULFILLED OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENTS IN ABIDJAN.

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    HUMPHREY ARRIVING AT MARKET AND GREETED; HUMPHREY INTO MARKET HALL; CROWDS; HUMPHREY AT CULTURAL CENTRE TALKING.




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    Background: VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY OF THE UNITED STATES ON SUNDAY (31 JANUARY), THE FINAL DAY OF A TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST, FULFILLED OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENTS IN ABIDJAN.

    THE VICE PRESIDENT FIRST WENT TO ABIDJAN'S MARKET WHERE HE WAS SHOWN AROUND BY LEADING MERCHANTS. LATER HE ATTENDED A KENNEDY CLUB MEETING AT THE CITY'S CULTURAL CENTRE.

    A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED ON MR. HUMPHREY'S DEPARTURE SAID HE AND PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY HAD DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF AFRICA AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE CONTINENT.

    MR. HUMPHREY ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN ON SATURDAY (30 DECEMBER) FROM WASHINGTON ON A NINE-NATION TOUR OF AFRICA.

    BEFORE LEAVING ON SUNDAY FOR MONROVIA, WHERE HE REPRESENTED THE U.S. AT THE INAUGURATION OF LIBERIAN PRESIDENT WILLIAM TUBMAN, MR. HUMPHREY PLEDGED AMERICA'S SUPPORT TO THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE IVORY COAST IN THEIR EFFORTS TO BUILD A COUNTRY WHERE HUMAN LIBERTIES PREVAIL.

    "WE SHALL ALWAYS BE AT YOUR SIDES AS FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE AND LIBERTY FOR WE HAVE BEEN ENLIGHTENED BY THE PEACEFUL PROGRESS YOU HAVE MADE AT HOME AND FOR WHICH YOU STAND IN THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY," HE SAID.

    MR. HUMPHREY WILL VISIT GHANA, CONGO-KINSHASA, ZAMBIA, ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA, KENYA AND TUNISIA BEFORE RETURNING HOME ON ABOUT THE 10TH OF JANUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAWXCU58TZCIE56Y3L52X2DSVT
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWXCU58TZCIE56Y3L52X2DSVT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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