The Minister of the Armed Forces and Civic Service of the Ivory Coast, M. Kouadio?
GV Guard of honour outside hotel de Brienne
SV PAN...Ivory Coast Minister arrives by car
GV Guard of honour salutes
MV Minister greeted by M. Debre
SV Guard of honour
MV & GV Minister and M. Debre at attention (4 shots)
MV Guard of honour salutes
SV & SCU Minister inspects guard of honour (3 shots)
SV PAN...Both men into building
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Background: The Minister of the Armed Forces and Civic Service of the Ivory Coast, M. Kouadio M'Bahia Ble, arrived in Paris on Tuesday (May 19) for a week-long official visit. One of his first calls the following day was to the Hotel de Brienne, the French Defence Ministry, where he held talks with his counterpart, M. Michel Debre.
The Ivorien Minister has a full programme during his stay in France -- during which he will visit many of the French military installations, including the Infantry school at Montpellier, the Alpine Brigade at Versoud and a factory of military equipment at Metz. He will also be visiting the Sud-Aviation works at Toulouse to see the Concorde and the Mirage production lines.
During the meeting with M. Debre, the Ivorien Defence Minister and his delegation discussed matters principally related to Franco-Ivorien cooperation in questions of defence.