IVORY COAST PRESIDENT GREETS FRENCH DEFENCE MINISTER.
Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo (L) is presented a gift by French defence minister Michele Alliot-Marie(R) in the main city Abidjan December 31, 2003. The French minister will be celebrating the new year with some of the 4000 French troops stationed in the former French colony. REUTERS/Luc Gnago. THI