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    The Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet Boigny, arrived in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, on Thursday (December 13) for a seven-day visit.

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    The Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet Boigny, arrived in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, on Thursday (December 13) for a seven-day visit.

    President Houphouet Boigny, accompanied by his wife, was met at Dakar airport by the Senegalese President, Leopold Sedar Senghor. Thousands of people lined the 15 kilometre (9 miles) route from the airport to the centre of Dakar to cheer the visiting head of state
    President Boigny's visit, in return for one made to the Ivory Coast by President Sengher in December, 1971, is expected to strengthen ties between the two West African states.

    The two Presidents set up a joint Commission in 1971 to intensify relations at all levels. The Commission has met only once since that date. Observers expect that President Boigny's visit to Senegal will result in plans for more regular meetings to help boost economic, commercial, political and cultural co-operation.

    President Boigny said it was new his turn to demonstrate his country's fraternal attachment to Senegal. He said his visit would underline the richness and quality of the friendship between Ivory Coast and Senegal.

    The visiting Ivory Coast President was later the guest of honour at a reception at the Presidential Palace in Dakar. President Boigny's agenda included a visit to the University of Dakar, where he was to receive an honorary Doctorate.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACWEIX7ZJ36KMW139G56AXMOQ4
    Media URN:
    VLVACWEIX7ZJ36KMW139G56AXMOQ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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