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    A party of forty Ivory Coast engineers inspected the port area of Dakar, Senegal on Friday (26 May).

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    A party of forty Ivory Coast engineers inspected the port area of Dakar, Senegal on Friday (26 May). They were on a six-day visit under the auspices of the Association of African Engineers and Technicians (AITA).

    After a meeting at the Port Authority's Centre, they saw installations and visited the House of Slaves and the Oceanographic Museum on Goree Island.

    AITA is gaining strength in both Senegal and the Ivory Coast where President Houphouet-Boigny recently opened a Technical Centre costing 120 million francs (GBP 10 million sterling).

    Both countries are founder members of the West African Economic Community (CEAO) which was launched in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in April.

    SYNOPSIS: A party of forty Ivory Coast engineers visited the Port area of Dakar in Senegal on Friday. It was part of a six-day visit under the auspices of the Association of African Engineers and Technicians. First they held a meeting at the Port Authority's Centre during which they met their Senegalese counterparts.

    The visitors then made an extensive inspection of the harbour installations. Senegal's export industries have flourished over the last ten years. Thousands of tons of phosphates and refined groundnut oil are shipped out from Dakar.

    The Association of African Engineers has been gaining strength in both countries. Urgently needed shames for the spread of scientific information have been set up by AITA.

    The engineers continued with a visit to the House of Slaves and the Oceanographic Museum. The Ivorians have a new AITA Centre in Abidjan built at a cost of 120 million francs and recently opened by President Houphouet-Boigny. It is hoped that AITA will soon become a consultative body attached to the Organisation of African Unity.

    This visit was yet another sign of the friendly relations between the two countries. They are both founder members of the newly formed West African Economic Community (CEAO). It was launched in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast, in April and Senegalese President Senghor is its first chairman.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMNY7CAPS18DATNULF0061VD4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMNY7CAPS18DATNULF0061VD4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1973
    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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