• Short Summary

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, THE GHANAIAN HEAD OF STATE, WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) MADE AN HONORARY CITIZEN OF ABIDJAN, THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL.

  • Description

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, THE GHANAIAN HEAD OF STATE, WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) MADE AN HONORARY CITIZEN OF ABIDJAN, THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL. GENERAL ANKRAH AND MRS ANKRAH ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN ON WEDNESDAY, AND THAT EVENING ATTENDED AN OFFICIAL RECEPTION HOSTED BY IVORIEN PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY AND MRS HOURHOUET-BOIGNY.

    GENERAL ANKRAH RECEIVED A HIGHLY ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME WHEN HE ARRIVED IN THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL. GUESTS AT THE OFFICIAL RECEPTION LATER INCLUDED MINISTERS OF STATE, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND LOCAL BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADERS.

    ABOUT 150 GUESTS ASSEMBLED AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE TO AWAIT THE ARRIVAL OF THE GUEST OF HONOUR AND HIS WIFE AND PRESIDENT AND MRS HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY.

    AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EVENING PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY PRESENTED GIFTS TO GENERAL ANKRAH AND MRS ANKRAH - FOR THE GENERAL, AN IVORY DESK SET, AND FOR MRS ANKRAH, A NECKLACE.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY GENERAL ANKRAH WAS ORDERED BY HIS DOCTORS TO REST FOR THE DAY, BUT TODAY HE LEFT FOR BOUAKE, THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC CAPITAL, AT THE START OF A TOUR OF IVORY COAST PROVINCES.

    IN A SPEECH SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL, GENERAL ANKRAH SAID GHANA AND THE IVORY COAST WERE PEOPLED BY THE SAME TRIBES WHO HAD BEEN ARBITRARILY SEPARATED TO SATISFY COLONIAL AMBITIONS. HE ADDED THAT AS NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES THEY HAD A NATIONAL BASIS FOR COOPERATION IN THE FIELDS OF AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRY, HEALTH AND RESEARCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFX3IB5ONRZ85L2VH05QP3W0O
    Media URN:
    VLVAFX3IB5ONRZ85L2VH05QP3W0O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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