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    DRUMS, DANCERS AND CHEERING CROWDS GREETED VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY OF THE UNITED STATES WHEN HE ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AT THE START OF A NINE-NATION TOUR OF AFRICA.

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    DRUMS, DANCERS AND CHEERING CROWDS GREETED VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY OF THE UNITED STATES WHEN HE ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AT THE START OF A NINE-NATION TOUR OF AFRICA. AMONG OFFICIALS WHO MET THE VICE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE AT THE AIRPORT WERE THE IVORY COAST MINISTER OF STATE, M. AUGUSTE DENISE, AND THE PRESIDENTIAL PROTOCOL CHIEF, M. GEORGE OUEINIAN.

    MR HUMPHREY TOLD THE BIG CROWD GATHERED AT ABIDJAN AIRPORT THAT AMERICAN OBJECTIVES WERE "NOT VERY DIFFERENT FROM YOURS". THESE, HE SAID, WERE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, A CHANCE FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL TO DEVELOP HIS HIGHEST HUMAN CAPABILITIES AND A GOVERNMENT THAT IS FULLY RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF ITS CITIZENS. MR. HUMPHREY SAID HE BROUGHT TO THE PEOPLE OF THE IVORY COAST "WARM GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT AND PEOPLE OF THE U.S.A.".

    LATER, MR. HUMPHREY ATTENDED 90 MINUTES OF TALKS WITH PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST, AND HANDED HIM A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHNSON. PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY SAID AFTERWARDS: "THE TALKS WE HAVE HAD HAVE ENABLED US TO APPRECIATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MANY AND LASTING FACTORS WHICH COMBINE TO BRING TOGETHER OUR COUNTRIES, WHOSE RESPECTIVE IDEALS, ATTITUDES AND AIMS ARE SO CLOSE."
    BEFORE LEAVING WASHINGTON ON FRIDAY, MR HUMPHREY ISSUED A PLEDGE OF CONTINUING U.S. COMMITMENT TO THE PEACEFUL DEVELOPMENT TO THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA. WE INTEND TO MAKE CLEAR AMERICA'S COMMITMENT IN AFRICA, AS IN OUR COUNTRY, TO PEACEFUL DEVELOPMENT AND TO HUMAN OPPORTUNITY", HE SAID. THE U.S. VICE PRESIDENT IS LEAVING ABIDJAN TODAY FOR LIBERIA TO ATTEND THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM TUBMAN. HE WILL THEN 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:
    VLVABKO3GZBG59HNIL9ZE8P2AJZ0O
    Media URN:
    VLVABKO3GZBG59HNIL9ZE8P2AJZ0O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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