• Short Summary

    GABON'S PRESIDENT ALBERT BERNARD BONGO ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST, ON MONDAY (JANUARY 15) ON A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL TRIP TO AN AFRICAN COUNTRY SINCE HE BECAME HEAD OF STATE.

  • Description

    GABON'S PRESIDENT ALBERT BERNARD BONGO ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST, ON MONDAY (JANUARY 15) ON A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL TRIP TO AN AFRICAN COUNTRY SINCE HE BECAME HEAD OF STATE. HE WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY IVORY COAST PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY.

    PRESIDENT BONGO, WHO IS 32, SUCCEEDED THE LATE LEON MBA AS GABON'S HEAD OF STATE LAST MONTH.

    IVORY COAST NEWSPAPERS DEDICATED FULL PAGES TO THE VISIT OF THE GABONESE HEAD OF STATE. ALL UNDERLINED THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS VISIT AND SAID THAT THE PRESENT LINKS OF BROTHERHOOD AND FRIENDSHIP WHICH UNITED THE TWO COUNTRIES WOULD BE FURTHER STRENGTHENED BY THE VISIT.

    PRESIDENT BONGO AND HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY DROVE TOGETHER FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AS THOUSANDS OF CHEERING PEOPLE LINED THE ROUTE. IN A WELCOMING SPEECH PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY SAID MR. BONGO REPRESENTED YOUTH AND DYNAMISM AND ALSO LOYALTY TO THE IDEAS EMBODIED IN THE LATE PRESIDENT MBA.

    THE TWO LEADERS WERE SCHEDULED TO HAVE A SERIES OF TALKS DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN EXISTING LINKS BETWEEN THEIR COUNTRIES.

    LATER THE SAME DAY PRESIDENT BONGO ATTENDED A RECEPTION GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE BY PRESIDENT AND MRS. HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY.

    PRESIDENT BONGO WAS DUE TO ON TO NIAMEY, NIGER, FOR A SUMMIT MEETING OF THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION (OCAM) AFTER HIS VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB93UMY0B2Q60J1JP0DRC0E6DP
    Media URN:
    VLVAB93UMY0B2Q60J1JP0DRC0E6DP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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