• Short Summary

    TWENTY-ONE DIRECTORS OF THE UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS, FROM 21 AFRICAN COUNTRIES, ARE CURRENTLY HOLDING A WEEK-LONG SERIES OF TALKS IN ABIDIAN, THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL.

  • Description

    TWENTY-ONE DIRECTORS OF THE UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS, FROM 21 AFRICAN COUNTRIES, ARE CURRENTLY HOLDING A WEEK-LONG SERIES OF TALKS IN ABIDIAN, THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL. THEIR CONGRESS OPENED ON MONDAY AT THE IVORY HOTEL.

    MR JACK VAUGHN, THE DIRECTOR OF THE AMERICAN PEACE CORPS ORGANISATION, PRESIDED OVER THE FIRST CONFERENCE, THE GENERAL AIM OF WHICH BEING TO MAKE ITS AFRICAN PROGRAMME MORE EFFECTIVE. ALSO THERE, AND ACTIVE IN THE PROCEEDINGS, WERE MR ALFRED T. WELLBORN, THE U.S. EMBASSY CHARGE D'AFFAIRS, AND THE IVORY COAST EDUCATION MINISTER, MR AMON-TANOH.

    MR AMON-TANOH'S OPENING SPEECH EXPRESSED HIS COUNTRY'S GRATITUDE TO THE PEACE CORPS FOR 'THE PRECIOUS AND DISINTERESTED AID WHICH THEY GIVE US, WITH SUCH ENERGY AND DEVOTION'. HE CALLED FOR A MINUTE'S SILENCE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PRESIDENT KENNEDY, WHO INITIATED THE PEACE CORPS.

    THE U.S. EMBASSY CHARGE D'AFFAIRS AFFIRMED HIS PLEASURE THAT THE CONFERENCE SHOULD BE HELD IN ABIDJAN, WHICH HE SAID HAD BECOME A SYMBOL OF THE PROGRESS WHICH COULD BE ACHIEVED BY AN AMERICAN NATION. HE ADDED THAT THE UNITED STATES WISHED TO WORK WITH THE AFRICANS IN SATISFYING THEIR DESIRE TO DEVELOP AFRICA'S HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

    MR VAUGHN, WHO LEAVES FOR GHANA ON AUGUST 18, PRAISED THE IVORY COAST FOR ITS UNSTINTED HELP IN PROVIDING FACILITIES. HE ALSO LAUDED THE GOVERNMENT FOR ITS ACHIEVEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE FIELD OF EDUCATION, AND IN THE BETTERMENT OF THE RURAL COMMUNITIES. MR. VAUGHN, WHO IS STATIONED IN WASHINGTON, WILL BEGIN HIS TOUR OF PEACE CORPS ESTABLISHMENTS TOMORROW (THURSDAY) BY VISITING THE TOWNS OF TIEBISSOU AND YAMOUSSOUKRO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAINUPXIC60W8SY88HV2UNFUP
    Media URN:
    VLVADAINUPXIC60W8SY88HV2UNFUP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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