• Short Summary

    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast yesterday (Wednesday, April 28) declared himself ready to enter into a peaceful dialogue with South Africa in an effort to end the policy of isolation which most of Black Africa has followed towards its Southern neighbour because of South Africa's policies of apartheid.

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    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast yesterday (Wednesday, April 28) declared himself ready to enter into a peaceful dialogue with South Africa in an effort to end the policy of isolation which most of Black Africa has followed towards its Southern neighbour because of South Africa's policies of apartheid.

    Speaking in French at a five-hour press conference in the National Assembly, President Houphouet-Boigny first referred to Ivorien history since independence, then went on to Africa's attempts to maintain a positive neutrality through a policy of non-alignment. But, he added, this policy could not be really practicable if the U.S.S.R. and the Chinese Popular Republic ever decided on a policy of " complete agreement to ensure the triumph of Communism in the world."
    Then, coming to the subject closer to home, he spoke of South Africa's invitation to Black African leaders to meet for talks. A translation of this part of his speech is transcribed on the following commentary page.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACTJOGGMZ2MPDEFIF7DSXJCMT6
    Media URN:
    VLVACTJOGGMZ2MPDEFIF7DSXJCMT6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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