• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA INAUGURATED A MOBILE CANADIAN EXHIBITION "THE FACES OF CANADA", WHICH OPENED IN NOUAKACHOTT ON FRIDAY (23 JANUARY)
    THE EXHIBITION IS ON AN EXTENSIVE TOUR OF ELEVEN FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND WILL BE STAGED IN MORE THAN FORTY CITIES.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA INAUGURATED A MOBILE CANADIAN EXHIBITION "THE FACES OF CANADA", WHICH OPENED IN NOUAKACHOTT ON FRIDAY (23 JANUARY)
    THE EXHIBITION IS ON AN EXTENSIVE TOUR OF ELEVEN FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND WILL BE STAGED IN MORE THAN FORTY CITIES.

    CANADA'S MINISTER OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS, MR. JEAN-EUDES DUBE, ATTENDED THE OPENING CEREMONY.

    HE SAID THE MAIN AIM OF THE EXHIBITION IS TO EMPHASISE THE BI-CULTURAL CHARACTER OF CANADA AND STRENGTHEN ITS LINKS WITH FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICA. MR. DUBE PRAISED AFRICA'S PRESENCE AT THE 1967 EXPO IN MONTREAL AND SAID HIS COUNTRY'S RECIPROCAL ACTION NOT ONLY SHED LIGHT ON THE CULTURAL ASPECTS OF CANADA, BUT RE-ESTABLISHED ITS CO-OPERATION WITH THE AFRICAN STATES.

    MR. DUBE ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT CANADA WILL BE REPRESENTED AT A CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION MINISTERS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES IN NOUAKCHOTT NEXT MONTH AND AS A RESULT CANADIAN TEACHERS AND EXPERTS ARE LIKELY TO VISIT MAURITANIA LATER THIS YEAR TO HELP TRAIN LOCAL SPECIALISTS.

    AFTER OPENING THE EXHIBITION, PRESIDENT DADDAH SIGNED THE VISITORS BOOK AND WROTE: "A GOOD JOURNEY TO THIS MODERN CARAVAN - MAY IT BE SPARED OF SANDSTORMS AND THIRST".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE8N4TZCLDFLANCZBPXW0H6KI0
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8N4TZCLDFLANCZBPXW0H6KI0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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