A leader of the exiled Cambodian Government of Prince Norodom Sihanouk told a political meeting in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchot that "revolutionary forces "now controlled 90 ???
GV INT Audience seated
CU Mauritanian delegate speaking
SV Audience applauding
CU Khieu Samphan addresses audience
CU Women in audience
SV PAN FROM Mauritanian flag TO delegation arriving at Presidency
BV Cambodian delegation greeted by President Ould Daddah
SV PAN President seated with Khieu Samphan
CU PAN FROM Ould Daddah TO Khieu Samphan
SV PAN FROM Cambodian delegates to Ould Daddah and Khieu Samphan seaced.
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Background: A leader of the exiled Cambodian Government of Prince Norodom Sihanouk told a political meeting in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchot that "revolutionary forces "now controlled 90 ???er cent of Cambodia (now the Khmer Republic) and 85 per cent of its population.
Mr. Khieu Samphan, who is deputy prime Minister of the Peking-based Royal Government of National Unity and commander of the Royal United National Front forces fighting against khmer Government troops, is the leader of an official delegation visiting Mauritania.
The Vice-Premier expressed support for Arab-African selidarity which, he said, had brought failure to Israel's diplomatic moves in Africa. He also urged an end to Spanish rule in the Spanish Sahara.
The Cambodian delegation also had talks with Mauritanian President Moktar Ould Daddah and Mr. Sall Abdul Aziz, Organisation and Information Secretary of the Mauritanian People's Party.
SYNOPSIS: A large meeting in Mauritania last week to greet a visiting Cambodian delegation.
The Organisation and Information Secretary of the Mauritanian People's Party, Mr. Sall Abdul Aziz, introduced the Deputy Prime Minister of the Combodian Government in exile, Mr. Khieu Sampham, to the audience of Government officials and diplomats.
Mr. Samphan said the "revolutionary forces" of Prince Norodom Sihanouk now controlled ninety per cent of Cambodian territory and eighty five per cent of the people.
Earlier in the day the delegation from the Peking-based Roayl Government of National Unity arrived for talks with Mauritanian President Moktar Ould Daddah.
The group, who are on an official visit, were greeted by the President personally when they arrived at the Presidency.
Mr. Samphan expressed support during the talks for Arab-African solidarity, which he said had brought failure to Israel's diplomatic moves in Africa.
While in Mauritania, Mr. Samphan also urged that Spanish rule in Spanish Sahara should end. A dinner was given in Mr. Samphan's honour by Mauritanian Foreign Minister Hamdi Ould Moukhass.