• Short Summary

    UNDER AN AGREEMENT SIGNED IN ABIDJAN ON WEDNESDAY, (23 OCTOBER), THE IVORY COAST IS TO RECEIVE 2.92 MILLION CANADIAN DOLLARS (2.97 U.

  • Description

    UNDER AN AGREEMENT SIGNED IN ABIDJAN ON WEDNESDAY, (23 OCTOBER), THE IVORY COAST IS TO RECEIVE 2.92 MILLION CANADIAN DOLLARS (2.97 U.S. DOLLARS (1.27 MILLION POUNDS STERLING) FROM THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HOTEL MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM CENTRE IN THE CAPITAL.

    THE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY THE CANADIAN AMBASSADOR IN ABIDJAN. MR. GILLES MATHIEU, AND BY MR. ABDOULAYE KONE, COAST SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE BUDGET, MR. ANGE BARRY-BATTESTI, MINISTER FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, AND MR. BLAISE N'DIA KOFFI, MINISTER OF STATE FOR TOURISM. THE CANADIAN MONEY, IN THE FORM OF NON-REFUNDABLE AID, IS PART OF A 7 MILLION CANADIAN DOLLAR ANNUAL AID PROGRAMME FOR THE IVORY COAST. THE QUEBEC PROVINCE INSTITUTE OF TOURISM AND HOTEL MANAGEMENT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A TEAM OF INSTRUCTORS TO ASSIST THE IVORY COAST CENTRE DURING ITS EARLY MONTHS.

    CONSTRUCTION OF THE HOTEL MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM CENTRE IN ABIDJAN WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER 1975.

    SYNOPSIS: IN AN ADDRESS TO THE IVORY COAST MINISTERS, MR. MATHIEU SPOKE OF THE EXCELLENT RELATIONS BETWEEN CANADA AND THE IVORY COAST. HE EXPRESSED HIS CONFIDENCE THAT THE NEW AGREEMENT WOULD BENEFIT BOTH COUNTRIES.

    IN REPLY, SECRETARY OF STATE MR. KONE THANKED THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FOR THEIR AID IN DEVELOPING THE NEW CENTRE. HE HOPED IT WOULD ENABLE TOURISM TO BECOME ONE OF THE IVORY COAST'S MOST VALUABLE SOURCES OF INCOME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD7TABEGN3BURQ3L8UMPNRGAF9
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7TABEGN3BURQ3L8UMPNRGAF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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