• Short Summary

    M. MATHIEU EKRA, MINISTER OF INFORMATION OF THE IVORY COAST, ON MONDAY OPENED IN ABIDJAN?

  • Description

    M. MATHIEU EKRA, MINISTER OF INFORMATION OF THE IVORY COAST, ON MONDAY OPENED IN ABIDJAN AN EXHIBITION OF MAGAZINES AND PERIODICALS IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. THE EXHIBITION IS ORGANISED BY THE FRENCH CULTURAL UNION AND WAS SHOWN ALREADY IN PARIS AND DAKAR. IT IS SCHEDULED TO TOUR SEVERAL OTHER COUNTRIES.

    THE EXHIBITION WILL BE DISPLAYED IN DAKAR UNTIL 20 DECEMBER. IT WILL THEN GO TO DAHOMEY, UPPER VOLTA, MALAGASY, MAURITIUS, ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, CHILE, CANADA,IRAN, LEBANON,AND RUMANIA. THE FRENCH CULTURAL UNION WAS FOUNDED IN 1954 AND ITS AIM IS TO MAINTAIN AND PROMOTE THE FRENCH LANGUAGE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. NATIONAL COMMITTEES OF THE UNION EXIST IN FRANCE, CANADA AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE FRENCH CULTURAL INFLUENCE IS STRONG.

    THE ABIDJAN EXHIBITION SHOWS 1,500 NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS PUBLISHED IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE SINCE 1850 AND PRINTED IN 85 COUNTRIES THE IDEA OF THE EXHIBITION ORIGINATED IN CANADA AND ITS AIM IS TO CONSOLIDATE TIES BETWEEN COUNTRIES WHERE FRENCH IS SPOKEN.

    M.MATHIEU EKRA WAS ACCOMPANIED BY M. AUGUSTE DENIS, THE IVORY COAST MINISTER OF STATE. SEVERAL OTHER PERSONALITIES INCLUDING THE FRENCH, SOVIET AND ETHIOPIAN AMBASSADOR ALSO ATTENDED. SPEAKING ON THE OCCASION, M. EKRA SAID THAT THE CULTURAL UNITY OF THE FRENCH SPEAKING PEOPLES IS A REALITY AND THE EXHIBITION UNDERLINES THEIR DETERMINATION TO FOSTER THE BONDS OF THIS LANGUAGE AND ITS INHERENT CULTURE IN THE FACE OF ALL DIFFICULTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACTACWTTYE1D5ZD180L16OTWUA
    Media URN:
    VLVACTACWTTYE1D5ZD180L16OTWUA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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