• Short Summary

    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast arrived in Librevelle, capital of the Gabonese Republic, on Saturday (1 June) for a six-day visit as the guest of President Omar Bongo.

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    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast arrived in Librevelle, capital of the Gabonese Republic, on Saturday (1 June) for a six-day visit as the guest of President Omar Bongo.

    President Houphouet-Boigny was greeted at the airport with a parade of soldiers and Gabonese police officers. There was also a display of traditional dancing.

    In a welcoming speech, President Bongo said he had long wanted to welcome the Ivorean Head of State to his country. In reply, President Houphouet-Boigny spoke of the well-established connections between their two countries. Both are members of the French-speaking Yaounde convention of African nations.

    They both expressed their determination to strengthen links between their two countries, and the first expression of this came with Sunday's announcement that a joint commission would be set up to increase bilateral trade.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMR6INLYM9VHACRDOAF6W9EGS
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMR6INLYM9VHACRDOAF6W9EGS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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