INTRODUCTION: Presidents Hilla Limann of Ghana and Abdou Diouf of Senegal issued a joint statement on Saturday (21 February) condemning recent Libyan subversive activities they say are "destined to undermine certain African states".
GV Motorcade with police escort stops and President Hilla Limann steps out of car
GV PAN FROM Guard of honour TO President Limann inspecting guard (3 shots)
GV Senegal dance troupe dancing in street
GV PAN & SV Flags on roof of Presidential Palace TO President Limann and Senegalese President Abdou Diouf on steps of palace (3 shots)
GV & SV Dancers and drum band performing
SV President Limann with Senegalese officials inspecting military guard (2 shots)
SV President Limann with military officers laying wreath at memorial (4 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Presidents Hilla Limann of Ghana and Abdou Diouf of Senegal issued a joint statement on Saturday (21 February) condemning recent Libyan subversive activities they say are "destined to undermine certain African states". The communique, issued after a three-day state visit to Dakar by President Limann, also covered several other current concerns of the two leaders on the African, Middle East and general international scenes. They called also for a combined effort and co-operation among developing nations to bring a more just international economic order.
SYNOPSIS: President Limann arrived at Dakar airport on Thursday (19 February), and was greeted by President Abdou Diouf, government ministers and prominent civilians. Formerly Prime Minister, Mr. Diouf took over as Senegalese President Sedar Senghor's voluntary retirement in December.
Full state of honours were accorded President Limann before the two leaders retired to the Presidential Palace for their far-ranging talks.
During the discussions they decided to inhibit Libyan subversions in the Western Sahara and Chad, and to apply every pressure available to help liberate the people of Namibia and South Africa.
They expressed their profound concern over the deterioration of inter-African relations and increasing tensions in certain area. They also referred to attempts by African and non-African powers to upset the stability of the continent.
The two leaders agreed to put into action agreements reached last December for developing cultural, fishing, tourism and technical co-operation between the two countries. President Diouf and his wife accepted an invitation to visit Ghana at a date to be announced later.