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    THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO DAHOMEY, M. GUY GEORGY PRESENTED AN ASSORTMENT OF ROAD BUILDING EQUIPMENT?

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    THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO DAHOMEY, M. GUY GEORGY PRESENTED AN ASSORTMENT OF ROAD BUILDING EQUIPMENT TO THE PRESIDENT OF DAHOMEY DR. EMILE DERLIN ZINSOU IN A CEREMONY AT PORT-NOVO THIS WEEK.

    AT THE CEREMONY IN THE PLACE BAYOL, THE AMBASSADOR SAID THAT THE EQUIPMENT WAS FIRST OF ALL INTENDED FOR USE IN THE PORTO-NOVO AREA, WHOSE ROADS HAVE SUFFERED BADLY IN THIS YEAR'S EXCEPTIONALLY HEAVY RAINS. HE ADDED THAT THE GIFT WAS A SYMBOL OF FRANCE'S ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE EFFORTS THE PEOPLE OF DAHOMEY WERE MAKING TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTRY.

    THE PRESIDENT WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY SEVERAL MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT THANKED THE AMBASSADOR FOR THE FRENCH GIFT, AND FOR THE CONSTANT AID THAT FRANCE HAS GIVEN TO HIS COUNTRY. HE MENTIONED PARTICULARLY THAT IN AUGUST OF THIS YEAR FRANCE HAD CONTRIBUTED HALF OF THE NATIONAL BUDGET OF DAHOMEY. HE URGED HIS AUDIENCE TO JOINT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST UNDER-DEVELOPMENT.

    THE CEREMONY ENDED WITH A TOUR OF INSPECTION OF THE ROAD BUILDING MACHINES--WHICH INCLUDED THREE TANKERS, 13 DUMPER TRUCKS AND THREE BULLDOZERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWBO5927DLQOXH1ABKYD0USW8
    Media URN:
    VLVABWBO5927DLQOXH1ABKYD0USW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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