The President of Mauritania, Moktar Ould Daddah, completed an official visit to France on Friday (5 December) -- a visit designed to strengthen relations between the two countries.
The President of Mauritania, Moktar Ould Daddah, completed an official visit to France on Friday (5 December) -- a visit designed to strengthen relations between the two countries. President Ould Daddah was accompanied by his wife and three of his ministers.
During his stay he had talks with France's Prime Minister Jacques Chirac and President Giscard D'Estaing. The talks embraced Franco-African relations and Mauritania's mining interests in the Spanish Sahara.
On Friday the President of Mauritania Moktar Ould Daddah had his second round of talks with France's President Giscard D'Estaing at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The talks came at the end of an official three-day state visit to France by President Ould Daddah.
He was accompanied on the trip by his wife and three of his ministers. His busy schedule included a working session to discuss many mutual points of interest to France and Mauritania held at the L'Hotel Matignon on Thursday.
Press. Ould Daddah's talks with both Prime Minister Chirac and President D'Estaing embraced Franco-African relations and mining interests in the Spanish Sahara.
When he left the Elysee Palace on Friday President Ould Daddah was questioned about his talks with President D'Estaing by newsmen.
He was asked if his second meeting with President D'Estaing indicated that there was some disagreement between the two leaders.
Pres. Ould Daddah replied that there was no disagreement between himself and President D'Estaing but that some matters of interest to both countries had needed further discussion. Their initial talks only scratched the surface of important topics of mutual interest, he said, and they wanted to delve deeper to ensure complete understanding?