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    PRESIDENT WILLIAM TUBMAN OF LIBERIA ON MONDAY CONCLUDED A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT TO DAHOMEY. HE?

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    PRESIDENT WILLIAM TUBMAN OF LIBERIA ON MONDAY CONCLUDED A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT TO DAHOMEY. HE ARRIVED ON APRIL 29 WITH HIS WIFE. DURING THE VISIT MRS. TUBMAN WENT TO SEE THE VILLAGE OF GANVIE, WHICH IS BUILT ON STILTS.

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN ARRIVED IN THE DAHOMEY CAPITAL FROM LOME AT THE END OF A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO TOGO. HE WAS WELCOMED BY PRESIDENT AND MADAME SOGLO, AND MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT. THE TWO PRESIDENTS DROVE TO INDEPENDENCE SQUARE, WHERE PRESIDENT SOGLO MADE A SPEECH OF WELCOME.

    IN AN ANSWERING SPEECH, PRESIDENT TUBMAN EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THEIR MEETING WOULD "GIVE BIRTH TO NEW TIES TO CONSOLIDATE OUR CO-OPERATION." THANKING THE POPULATION FOR THEIR WELCOME, PRESIDENT TUBMAN SAID IT WAS "IN THE IMAGE OF THIS COUNTRY OF ANCIENT AFRICAN CIVILISATION OF WHICH MY FATHER TOLD ME WHEN I WAS STILL A BOY". HE ADDED: "TODAY, THIS COUNTRY IS MODERNISING ITSELF BY VIRTUE OF YOUR OWN FAR-SEEING ACTION."
    HE AND PRESIDENT SOGLO THEN WATCHED A MILITARY PARADE IN THE SQUARE IN HONOUR OF PRESIDENT TUBMAN'S ARRIVAL.

    MRS. TUBMAN'S VISIT TO GANVIE WAS IN THE COMPANY OF MME. SOGLU. THE VILLAGE IS 12 MILES (20 KILOMETRES) WEST OF COTONOU.

    SHORTLY BEFORE PRESIDENT TUBMAN'S ARRIVAL IN DAHOMEY, PRESIDENT SOGLO SAID HIS TALKS WITH THE LIBERIAN LEADER WOULD DEAL WITH THE SITUATION IN AFRICA FOLLOWING THE POLITICAL CHANGES OF THE PAST FEW MONTHS. "WE SHALL TRY TO FIND WAYS AND MEAN TO MAKE PEACE PREVAIL IN AFRICA AND TO STRENGTHEN AFRICAN UNITY", HE SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8RK467AUXWR24X09ES69OEFC
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8RK467AUXWR24X09ES69OEFC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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