• Short Summary

    DR EMILE ZINSOU, THE PRESIDENT OF DAHOMEY, CONTINUES ON TOUR OF THE COUNTRY AFTER THE VISIT OF NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT GOWON.

  • Description

    DR EMILE ZINSOU, THE PRESIDENT OF DAHOMEY, CONTINUES ON TOUR OF THE COUNTRY AFTER THE VISIT OF NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT GOWON. HE HAS VISITED ZAGNANADO, DASSA-ZOUME, SAVE, BUT HE GOT HIS BIGGEST WELCOME WHEN HE RETURNED TO SALVALOU, FROM WHERE HE ORIGINALLY COMES.

    THE PRESIDENT ARRIVED IN THE VILLAGE IN A SEDAN CHAIR, AND WAS PRESENTED WITH A CARVED BATON BY ONE OF THE OLD ROYAL FAMILIES ON BEHALF OF THE POPULATION.

    THERE WERE COLOURFUL DANCES BY THE PRIESTESS-DANCERS, PRESIDENT ALSO INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR.

    IN HIS ADDRESS HE PAID PUBLIC HOMAGE TO THE MINISTERS AND CIVIL SERVANTS WHO ARE WORKING SO HARD TO PUT THE DAHOMEY ECONOMY STRAIGHT. THE RECEPTION FROM THE PEOPLE OF SALVALOU, HE SAID, HAD BEEN THE WARMEST HE HAD RECEIVED DURING HIS TOUR OF THE COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF4MUO06OLGERIN6AH1QKUAB11
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4MUO06OLGERIN6AH1QKUAB11
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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