• Short Summary

    A conference of Heads of State of the Organisation for the development of the Senegal River was held in Dakar, capital of Senegal, on Thursday and Friday (15 and 16 July).

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    A conference of Heads of State of the Organisation for the development of the Senegal River was held in Dakar, capital of Senegal, on Thursday and Friday (15 and 16 July).

    SYNOPSIS: Among the first to arrive for the conference was the Mauritanian leader, President Moktar Ould Daddah. He was followed by Prime Minister Abdou Diouf and President Leopold Senghor of senegal. Also attending the meeting was Colonel Moussa Traore, President of Mali, who replaced President Senghor as Chairman of the Organisation for two years.

    Before handing over the chairmanship of the Organisation to colonel Traore, President Senghor announced that the budget for the immediate future was assured. He said 75 per cent of the financial requirements of the Organisation has already been pledged and there seemed to be no difficulty in getting the rest. President Senghor said the Organisation had been receiving all the technical assistance it requested from international bodies as well as help from several foreign countries, especially China. The main aim of the Organisation is to control the waters of the Senegal River. The importance of the project is highlighted by recent poor rainfall in all three countries concerned.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1U9GTVAT743ZL5C0AP95I86FK
    Media URN:
    VLVA1U9GTVAT743ZL5C0AP95I86FK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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