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    PRESIDENT EMILE-BERLIN ZINSOU OF DAHOMEY RECEIVED MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AT COTONOU THIS WEEK WHEN THEY GATHERED TO GIVE HIM THEIR BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR.

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    PINTOQUI MEETS PRESIDENT: PRESIDENT SPEAKING: MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT AND DIPLOMATIC CORPS: BADAROU.




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    Background: PRESIDENT EMILE-BERLIN ZINSOU OF DAHOMEY RECEIVED MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AT COTONOU THIS WEEK WHEN THEY GATHERED TO GIVE HIM THEIR BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR.

    M. LOUIS IGNACIO PINTOQUI, PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COURT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO ARRIVE. HE WAS FOLLOWED BY MANY MEMBERS OF THE DAHOMEY GOVERNMENT. DR. BADAROU, THE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ADDRESSED THE PRESIDENT ON BEHALF OF HIS COLLEAGUES. M. GUY GEORGY, THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR AND DOYEN OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS IN COTONOU ALSO MADE A SHORT SPEECH.

    IN HIS NEW YEAR MESSAGE TO THE NATION PRESIDENT ZINSOU SAID THAT THE DAHOMEY ECONOMY IS IMPROVING AND THAT THE COUNTRY ENTERS THE NEW YEAR "BACK ON ITS FEET". HE SAID THAT HIS GOVERNMENT'S OBJECTIVES REMAINED TO "LIQUIDATE THE SEQUELS OF CONFUSION AND ANARCHY, RECREATE A TRUELY UNITED STATE, MEND ITS ECONOMY AND PROMOTE ITS DEVELOPMENT".

    DR. ZINSOU TOOK OVER AS HEAD OF STATE FIVE MONTHS AGO AFTER THE MILITARY REGIME IN DAHOMEY WITHDRAW IN FAVOUR OF A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF30U40G5YYG054QN3GZLJRZ8Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAF30U40G5YYG054QN3GZLJRZ8Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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