The new Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity, Mr William Etaki Mboumouan, had talks on African decolonialisation with the Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny on Friday (23 August) during a three day visit to the Ivory Coast.
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Background: The new Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity, Mr William Etaki Mboumouan, had talks on African decolonialisation with the Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny on Friday (23 August) during a three day visit to the Ivory Coast.
After the meeting the Secretary General said the O.A.U. would take no part in the dispute between Morocco and Mauritania over claims to Spanish Sahara.
"We hope the two states can find a basis of understanding", he said. Before leaving Abidjan on Saturday (24 August) Mr Mboumouan said the O.A.U. was on the way to achieving its objective of total liberation for the African continent.
Although there were still problems, that situation had been made possible by the new policies of the Portuguese.
During his stay in the Ivory Coast the O.A.U. Secretary had discussions with the Iverian Foreign Minister Mr Arsene Assouan Usher and also m??? officials at the African Development Bank's headquarters.
Mr Mboumouan told reporters his talks were part of a series of consultations he began with national leaders soon after his election as Secretary General in June.
SYNOPSIS: The new Organisation of African Unity Secretary General, Mr William Etaki Mboumouan has been in Abidjan for talks with Ivory Coast leaders. On Friday he met Ivorian Foreign Minister Mr Arsene Assouan Usher.
In a statement the Secretary General called on rival Angolese nationalists groups to unite to face common dangers. If the nationalists didn't present a united front, South Africa and other countries would continue to exploit Angola's wealth, he said.
Later in the day Secretary General Mboumouan visited the headquarters of the African Development Bank.
He had talks with the Bank Vice President M. Salam Omeish.
The discussion centered on Africa's energy crisis following the increase in Arab oil prices, and Arab financial aid for Africa.
The Secretary General's three day visit is part of a series of consultations with African national leaders. Mr Mboumouan discussed African decolonisation with Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny. The Secretary General said he hoped Morocco and Mauritania would find a basis of understanding over Spanish Sahara. Before leaving Abidjan Mr Mboumouan said the OAU was on its way to achieving total liberation of the African continent.