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    YESTERDAY (MONDAY) THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC MR HUSSEIN EL SHAFIE MET PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST.

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    YESTERDAY (MONDAY) THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC MR HUSSEIN EL SHAFIE MET PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST. MR SHAFIE IS LEADING A FIVE-MAN DELEGATION TO WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

    MR SHAFIE ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN ON SUNDAY (JULY 6) AFTER VISITING FRANCE, MAURETANIA AND SENEGAL. HE IS REPORTED TO HAVE GIVEN PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT NASSER.

    THE TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO MEN ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE RANGED WIDELY OVER SUBJECTS SUCH AS EGYPTIAN ASSISTANCE TO FEDERAL NIGERIA IN THE CIVIL WAR AND THE GROWING ISRAELI INFLUENCE IN WEST AFRICA. THE IVORY COAST HAS RECOGNISED BIAFRA AS A SOVEREIGN STATE. ANOTHER TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION WAS ALSO EXPECTED TO BE THE NON-COMMENCEMENT OF AN AIR SERVICE BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. THE SERVICE SHOULD HAVE BEEN INAUGURATED ON 15TH JUNE.

    MR SHAFIE'S COLLEAGUES ON THE VISIT TO PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY WERE THE EGYPTIAN CHARGE D'AFFAIRES IN ABIDJAN, MR IHSAN TALAAT, AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE AFRICAN SECTION OF THE UAR MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

    MR SHAFIE IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE THIRTEEN OFFICERS WHO OVERTHREW KING FAROUK IN 1954 TO REMAIN AT PRESIDENT NASSER'S SIDE.

    TODAY, THE UAR GROUP LEFT FOR CONAKRY, CAPITAL OF GUINEA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSBQDRYJSWQDB8Y18KIJ7O3SJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABSBQDRYJSWQDB8Y18KIJ7O3SJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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