• Short Summary

    President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal arrived in Morocco Wednesday (6 February), on his way back home from Salzburg in Austria where he had attended the six nation conference on "Strategy for Survival".

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    President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal arrived in Morocco Wednesday (6 February), on his way back home from Salzburg in Austria where he had attended the six nation conference on "Strategy for Survival".

    During his 24 hour stay in Morocco, President Senghor had talks with King Hassan the Second on Arab-African cooperation on the Middle East situation.

    The conference that President Senghor had attended in Salzburg, had been organised by the "Club of Rome" -- a group of ninety scientists and businessmen who are concerned about the future. The Club has often expressed its fear that the World may be heading towards disaster because of massive economic growth.

    Also attending the conference were President Luis Echeverria of Mexico, Prime Minister Olaf Palme of Sweden, Pierre Trudeau of Canada, Joop Den Uyl of the Netherlands, and Chancellor Bruno Kreisky of Austria.

    The conference was unique because it was the first meeting of a group of high-level politicians to be called together by a private organisation. During the two-day conference the leaders examined problems of population control, the quality of life, the environment, the energy crisis, and the shortages in raw materials.

    Although they had met essentially as private individuals, the leaders afterwards issued a communique in which they said that the World civilisation could avoid a "doomsday" collapse, if rational solutions were found for major problems. It said that the future of humanity required that men should be motivated to "follow avenues which lead through the complex set of obstacles which are now more clearly perceived".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GQWK6G3ZAOLG1NNYJS3KQK1N
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GQWK6G3ZAOLG1NNYJS3KQK1N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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