• Short Summary

    AUSTERITY MEASURES ROBBED MAURITANIA OF TRADITIONAL MILITARY PARADES, ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 28), WHEN THE COUNTRY CELEBRATED THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE.

  • Description

    AUSTERITY MEASURES ROBBED MAURITANIA OF TRADITIONAL MILITARY PARADES, ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 28), WHEN THE COUNTRY CELEBRATED THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE. BUT PRESIDENT MOCTAR OULD DADDAH MARKED THE OCCASION WITH AN OPTIMISTIC ADDRESS TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, IN WHICH HE DREW ATTENTION TO THE COUNTRY'S IMPROVE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION AND TO NEW FINDS OF MINERAL DEPOSITS.

    THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY THAT HIS REPORT WAS NOT INTENDED AS AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENTS DURING THE PAST YEAR, BUT RATHER AS A CRITICAL SURVEY OF THE GOVERNMENT'S ACTION UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE NATIONAL POLITICAL BUREAU OF THE MAURITANIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY.

    IN THE INDUSTRIAL FIELD, THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED THAT IMPORTANT DEPOSITS OF COPPER HAD BEEN DISCOVERED IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY, AND THAT FINDS OF DIAMOND AND IRON ORE HAD BEEN MADE IN THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL AREAS.

    AS A RESULT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOCIETY OF THE COPPER MINES AND OTHER UNDERTAKINGS, NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT HAD FALLEN DRAMATICALLY DURING THE PAST YEAR. AND THE PRESIDENT ATTRIBUTED RECENT LABOUR UNREST TO GROWING PAINS IN THE UNIONS WHICH ULTIMATELY HAD THE NATIONAL INTEREST AT HEART.

    HE ANNOUNCED THAT TEH NATIONAL BUDGET FOR THE COMING FINANCIAL YEAR WAS ESTIMATED AT 8,000 MILLION FRANCS -- AND INCREASE OF ABOUT 15 PER CENT ON THE CURRENT YEAR.

    AT THE END OF HIS ADDRESS, PRESIDENT OULD DADDAH REVIEWED FOREIGN POLICIES, REAFFIRMING HIS COUNTRY'S SUPPORT FOR AFRICAN LIBERATION MOVEMENTS AND EXPRESSING CONFIDENCE IN THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY.

    HE ADDED THAT HE HOPED HIS TALKS WITH THE KING OF MOROCCO WOULD LEAD TO BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3GFQKBJ285U5HUP55E46EL5ZC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GFQKBJ285U5HUP55E46EL5ZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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