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    THE NEW GERMAN AMBASSADOR TO THE AFRICAN REPUBLIC OF TO GO, HERR GERHARD SOHNKE, PRESENTED HIS LETTERS OF CREDENTIAL TO PRESIDENT ETIENNE IN LOME ON TUESDAY, 3RD MARCH.

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    THE NEW GERMAN AMBASSADOR TO THE AFRICAN REPUBLIC OF TO GO, HERR GERHARD SOHNKE, PRESENTED HIS LETTERS OF CREDENTIAL TO PRESIDENT ETIENNE IN LOME ON TUESDAY, 3RD MARCH.

    THE 53-YEAR-OLD AMBASSADOR HAS SERVED PREVIOUSLY IN HIS COUNTRY'S DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN FRANCE, BELGIUM, CANADA, USA AND TURKEY AND, SINCE 1967 HAS BEEN A COUNSELLOR AT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN BONN.

    ACCOMPANIED BY THE TOGOLESE PRESIDENTIAL CHIEF OF PROTOCOL, M. JOHN GABA, AND HIS OFFICIAL RETINUE - AMBASSADOR SOHNKE DROVE FROM THE EMBASSY TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE WHERE HE WAS MET BY AN HONOUR GUARD, A MILITARY BAND PLAYING THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES, AND HIGH MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    BEFORE PRESENTING HIS CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT ETIENNE EYADEMA, AMBASSADOR SOHNKE MADE A BRIEF SPEECH IN WHICH HE STRESSED THE FIRM TIES THAT EXIST BETWEEN GERMANY AND TOGO AND THEIR MUTUAL POLICY OF SEARCHING FOR A "REDUCTION OF TENSIONS AND A SAFEGUARDING OF PEACE IN THE WORLD".

    THEN, AFTER THE OFFICIAL CEREMONY OF PRESENTATION, PRESIDENT EYADEMA REPLIED IN THE SAME SPIRIT OF CO-OPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD6EFENO69ZNQ4E9ZJN325I4IF
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6EFENO69ZNQ4E9ZJN325I4IF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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