President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal is on a five-day private visit to Italy and on Tuesday (17 May) he received the "Scholar of Rome" prize for Roman and Latin studies.
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Background: President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal is on a five-day private visit to Italy and on Tuesday (17 May) he received the "Scholar of Rome" prize for Roman and Latin studies.
At a luncheon in Rome on Monday (16 May) President Senghor spoke about the so-called north-south dialogue, saying that if it did not produce the required results the developing countries would soon "resort to the weaponry of primary materials". He added "the aspiration of two-thirds of humanity to a new cultural, rather than economic order, clashes with the reaction of those whose privileges are threatened."
SYNOPSIS:The presentation of the award was made at the City Hall in Rome, after being postponed from April the 21st to enable President Senghor to collect it personally. The award is given annually to a schoolar who has done something significant to foster Latin culture.
The communist-backed Mayor of Rome, Signor Giulio Carlo Argan, presented president Senghor with the award and thanked him for honouring Rome with his presence. The mayor said that Senegal represents the heart of the African world, which is now participating actively in modern life. He also praised President Senghor both as a man of government and a poet.