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    The Grand Chancellor of the French Legion of Honour, Admiral Georges Cabanier, was received on Monday (17 April) by President Felix Houphouet-Boigny in the presidential palace in Abidjan.

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    The Grand Chancellor of the French Legion of Honour, Admiral Georges Cabanier, was received on Monday (17 April) by President Felix Houphouet-Boigny in the presidential palace in Abidjan.

    After formal talks, Admiral Cabanier gave the President the Grand Cross of the French Legion of Honour together with a medal portraiting General Charles de Gaulle.

    In return, President Houphouet decorated Admiral Cabanier with the Grand Cross of the Ivory Coast National Order.

    The Ivory Coast, together with most of the member countries of the former French Community south of the Sahara, has maintained close relations with France. In February 1971, President Pompidou visited the Ivory Coast--primarily to discuss economic aid. This was the first visit by a French Head of State since President de Gaulle initiated independence proceedings in 1959.

    Admiral Georges Cabanier arrived in the Ivory Coat on Saturday, April, 15th, for a week's official visit.

    SYNOPSIS: The Grand Chancellor of the French Legion of Honour--Admiral Georges Cabanier--was greeted on Monday by Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny in the presidential palace in Abidjan.

    After formal introductions there was an exchange of presents. Admiral Cabanier presented President Houphouet-Boigny with the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour. The Grand Cross is given to those who uphold the principles of liberty and equality, and is limited to only eighty recipients. The Admiral also presented to President Houphouet a medal of General Charles de Gaulle.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE4T5Z22669EWXF3A02YDIBEY7
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4T5Z22669EWXF3A02YDIBEY7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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