• Short Summary

    The new British Ambassador to Togo, Mr Frank Smitherman, presented his credentials to President Etienne Eyadema in Lome on Tuesday last week (December 15).

  • Description

    The new British Ambassador to Togo, Mr Frank Smitherman, presented his credentials to President Etienne Eyadema in Lome on Tuesday last week (December 15).

    The ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace. On his arrival Mr Smitherman, who replaces Mr Ronald McKeever, was greeted by a guard of honour with drawn sabres. He was accompanied by the President's Chief of Protocol, Mr. John Gaba.

    President Eyadema received the Ambassador in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Joachim Hunlede, the Director of the Cabinet, M. Lacle, and other ministers and aides.

    Mr Smitherman, in a speech to the assembly, said Britain had "watched with satisfaction" the friendly relations which existed between the two countries. He would do everything in his power to maintain and increase these relations, he added, particularly in the field of technical assistance and the promotion of trade.

    In reply, after accepting Mr Smitherman's credentials, the President said Britain was the cradle of Western democracy and the defence of human dignity -- and for this reason Togo looked to Britain to solve the problem of a white minority in Southern Africa which had "forced a yoke" on millions of men and women.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9NN669AH925RVS0N1984LDAD
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9NN669AH925RVS0N1984LDAD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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