• Short Summary

    President Hubert Maga of Dahomey, on a four-day state visit to Gabon, was presented with the keys to Libreville -- a symbolic welcome to the capital given to V.

  • Description

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    GV & SV Two Presidents (Maga furthest from camera) review troops on way to monument. (2 shots)
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    2.
    CU & SV Maga lays wreath on monument. (2 shots)
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    CU Officers salute as two Presidents leave. (2 shots)
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    GV Town Hall
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    SCU INT. President Maga receives gift from President Bongo.
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    SV & CU Officials watch as Maga signs visitors' book. (2 shots)
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    7.
    GV Two Presidents walk to open car and drive away. (3 shots)
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    Initials VS/23.03 VS/23.32



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    Background: President Hubert Maga of Dahomey, on a four-day state visit to Gabon, was presented with the keys to Libreville -- a symbolic welcome to the capital given to V.I.P's -- at a ceremony in the city on Friday (May 28). Earlier, he was met at the airport by President Albert-Bernard Bongo, and the two leaders laid wreaths at the city's monument to President Leon, Gabon's first head of state.

    SYNOPSIS: President Hubert Maga of Dahomey has been paying a state visit to Gabon. In Libreville he laid a wreath on the monument to President Leon, the country's first head of state. He was accompanied by Gabon President Albert-Bernard Bongo. The two leaders reviewed a parade of troops on their way to the wreath-laying ceremony. President Maga had earlier been given a formal welcome at the airport on his arrival, where he was met by President Bongo.

    Later the same day, at a ceremony in Libreville's town hall, President Maga was presented with the keys to the city -- a symbolic welcome given to V.I.P's. The ceremony was performed by the Mayor's first aide. At a reception after the ceremony, the two leaders spoke of the friendship and understanding between Gabon and Dahomey. Each expressed a desire for this friendship to continue.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACQ75ZVTNJ0V7ENVFUJX8O8QQV
    Media URN:
    VLVACQ75ZVTNJ0V7ENVFUJX8O8QQV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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