President Georges Pompidou of France arrived in the Ivory Coast yesterday (Sunday) on the third stage of his West African tour.
Press. Pompidou down aircraft steps and greeted by President Houphouet-Boigny 21
SVs Press. Pompidou & Houphouet-Boigny walking from aircraft (2 shots) 29
CU Presidential guard 30
GV Honour guard 34
SV Presidents 7 others standing to attention during anthem 40
CU naval guard 43
LV stilt dancer 46
SV women dancing and singing 48
CU Crown ZOOM out to Chieftain & followers 51
MV tribal leaders 54
SV PAN Pres. Pompidou walking through crowd waving & shaking hands -- accompanied by Pres. Houphouet-Boigny and Mme. Pompidou & others 1.06
Background: President Georges Pompidou of France arrived in the Ivory Coast yesterday (Sunday) on the third stage of his West African tour. He was met by President Houphouet-Boigny and by the most colourful reception ceremony of his visit to French speaking Africa. President and Mme. Pompidou have already visited Mauritania and Senegal - and their tour will continue to Cameroun and Gabon.
Cameraman Bill Woodman who is based in Abidjan was joined for this coverage by Jean Poignonec from the Visnews Paris Bureau, who is travelling in the French President's press aircraft during the duration of the tour.