• Short Summary

    President Albert Bernard Bongo of Gabon inaugurated the Libreville branch of the Bank of Paris and the Netherlands in a special ceremony in the Gabenese capital on Friday (9 June).

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    President Albert Bernard Bongo of Gabon inaugurated the Libreville branch of the Bank of Paris and the Netherlands in a special ceremony in the Gabenese capital on Friday (9 June). A number of bank and government officials were present, including Gabonese Finance Minister Mourambi and the President of the bank.

    The opening ceremony began when President Bongo cut a ribbon to declare the new branch ready for business.

    The bank's President addressed the distinguished guests present for the occasion. He said one of the reasons why Libreville had been selected as a site for a branch was the stability of the Gabonese Government. Another reason was the large number of interests the bank already has in Gabon.

    Gabon's Finance Minister also spoke. He thanked the bank's directors for their move and pointed out that the branch was the first that the Bank of Paris and the Netherlands had established in Central Africa.

    A Gabenese official then made a presentation to one of the bank's officers as the ceremony drew to a close.

    SYNOPSIS: The Libreville branch of the Bank of Paris and the Netherlands was officially opened on Friday--and Gabonese President Albert Bernard Bongo arrived to lead the ceremony.

    Ceremonial guards were there.

    The Gabonese President started the ceremony by cutting a ribbon to declare the branch of the bank open for business.

    Among the speakers was Gabenese Finance Minister Mourambi. He thanked the bank's directors for opening a branch in Libreville and pointed out that the branch was the first that the Bank of Paris and the Netherlands had established in Central Africa.

    A number of bank and government officials listened.

    And a Gabenese official made a presentation to one of the bank's officers to bring the ceremony to a close.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC812Y814DWJJAZR5RFGTD4WO7
    Media URN:
    VLVAC812Y814DWJJAZR5RFGTD4WO7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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