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    The Canadian Defence Minister James Richardson arrived in Dakar capital of Senegal last Sunday (August 26) for a short official visit for talks on defence training programmes and a look at an engineering school being built with Canadian assistance.

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    The Canadian Defence Minister James Richardson arrived in Dakar capital of Senegal last Sunday (August 26) for a short official visit for talks on defence training programmes and a look at an engineering school being built with Canadian assistance.

    The school at Thies 44 miles (70kms) north of Dakar, received GBP2.8 million sterling (7 million dollars) from the Canadian International development agency.

    Mr. Richardson said he was certain in future the school would play an important role in the development of Senegal.

    "It may become one of the greatest engineering schools in Africa and the world" he said.

    Mr. Richardson who has already visited Tanzania after visits to Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and India said his tour was mainly for general talks on defence programmes.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Senegal capital Dakar last week - the arrival of the Canadian Defence Minister James Richardson. Mr. Richardson was in Senegal to discuss defence training programmes with his Senegalese counterpart M. Magatte Lo. He also came to sea a new engineering school being built at Thies with the help of nearly three million pounds Canadian aid.

    Mr. Richardson who was accompanied by his wife has been on a tour which has taken him to Tanzania, Australia. new Zealand, Malayeia and India. He has been having talks mainly on defence programmes.

    On Monday the Canadian Defence Minister also had talks with the Prime Minister of Senegal Mr. Abdou Diouf.

    After visiting the school at Thies, Mr. Richardson said he was certain in future it would play an important role in the development of Senegal.

    It may become one on the greatest engineering schools in Africa and the world, he said.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA55Y03WI53WUZQ3GY7C0RZUYR7
    Media URN:
    VLVA55Y03WI53WUZQ3GY7C0RZUYR7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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