• Short Summary

    Sir Seewoosager Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius arrived in the Indian capital New Delhi on Friday (12 April) for talks with Mrs.

  • Description

    Sir Seewoosager Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius arrived in the Indian capital New Delhi on Friday (12 April) for talks with Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It is reported to be certain that the two leaders will concentrate on United States plans to expand base facilities on the British Indian Ocean Island of Diego Garcia.

    At the airport Sir Seewoosagar told newsmen Mauritius had already pretested to Britain and the United States about expansion of the base.

    Britain retained the Island for a fee of 3 million sterling (7.2 million U. S. dollars) when Mauritius became independent, on condition that the Island would be used only as a communications centre.

    The Mauritius Premier is expected to have at least three rounds of talks with Mrs. Gandhi.

    Last month the Tanzanian Foreign Minister Mr. John Malecela on a visit to India reaffirmed to Mrs. Gandhi, Tanzania's opposition to the development a United States base on Diego Garcia.

    There have also been protests in Tanzania about the increased presence of United States naval units in the Indian Ocean.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2M3PSUDBVYGIX0AUFH4RAIAUI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2M3PSUDBVYGIX0AUFH4RAIAUI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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