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    The President of Gambia, Sir Dawda Jawara, has been paying an officials four-day visit to the neighbouring West African state of Senegal with the aim of increasing co-operation between the two countries.

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    The President of Gambia, Sir Dawda Jawara, has been paying an officials four-day visit to the neighbouring West African state of Senegal with the aim of increasing co-operation between the two countries.

    Before returning home last week (28 April), Sir Dawda signed a joint communique with Senegalese President Leopold Sedar Senghor.

    Earlier, at a news conferences, the visiting Head of State reaffirmed his government's faith in the aims of the recently-created West African Economic Community (CEAO). President Jawara said he hoped that countries like Ghana and Nigeria would eventually join the six French speaking members states of the new organisation. Gambia is not a member of CEAO.

    Sir Dawda rejected the idea of a political integration of Gambia and Senegal, saying: "What we have now is an economic association." He said a few countries had tried political integration after attaining independence, "which looked fine on paper, but practically did not work out as expected".

    The Cambian President, who was accompanied by a 16-men delegation including Vice President and Foreign Minister Andrew Camara, Agriculture Minister Alieu Badara N'Jie and Information Minister Bakary L. Sanyang, visited market garden areas in Dakar, a cattle station and a sugar refinery.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SK0PBIPAJN7HUQJSHOS60XG5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SK0PBIPAJN7HUQJSHOS60XG5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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