• Short Summary

    On Monday (November 27), Saudi Arabia and Mauritania called for Spain to decolonise the Spanish Sahara - this came after an official visit to Mauritania by King Feisal, of Saudi Arabia, who signed the call in a joint communique with President Mokhtar Ould Daddah.

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    On Monday (November 27), Saudi Arabia and Mauritania called for Spain to decolonise the Spanish Sahara - this came after an official visit to Mauritania by King Feisal, of Saudi Arabia, who signed the call in a joint communique with President Mokhtar Ould Daddah. In the communique, signed on Sunday (November 26), before King Feisal left for a visit to Niger, the two leaders called for Spain to conform with a two-year-old demand by Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania, for Spain to hold a referendum in the Spanish Sahara.

    The area has been a province of Spain since 1958, when the territory of Spanish West Africa was divided into the provinces of Ifni and the Sahara. Ifni was returned to Morocco in 1969.

    SYNOPSIS: President Ould Daddah of Mauritania and King Feisal of Saudi Arabia, who visited him over the weekend, have called on Spain to decolonise the Spanish Sahara. In a joint communique signed in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, the two heads of state called on Spain to conform to a two-year-old demand by Mauritania, Algeria and Morocco, for Spain to hold a referendum in the Spanish Sahara. The area has been one of Spain's provinces since 1958.

    The communique was signed just before King Faisal departed for a visit to nearby Niger. The Spanish Sahara, which borders Mauritania on the West Coast of Africa, was part of Spanish West Africa before the territory was divided into two provinces -- the Spanish Sahara, and Ifni. The latter was returned to Morocco in 1969.

    On other issues, the two heads of state said armed struggle with Israel was the only course left for the Arab nations to liberate Israeli-occupied Arab territories. On bilateral relations, they reaffirmed their decision to increase exchanges in religion, culture and finance.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24VRHYWH4QAOFES53GYEQP7C3
    Media URN:
    VLVA24VRHYWH4QAOFES53GYEQP7C3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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