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    A new era in the relations between France and Mauritania was initiated last week (February 15) with the signing of an important new agreement in Nouakchott.

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    A new era in the relations between France and Mauritania was initiated last week (February 15) with the signing of an important new agreement in Nouakchott.

    French State Secretary for Cooperation Pierre Billecocq, who was one of the signatories, later described the accord as "an achievement and a start." Mauritanian Foreign Minister Hamdi Ould Mouknass signed on behalf of his country's government.

    The agreement covers cooperation on a cultural and economic level. It includes provision for French technical assistance. But nothing was agreed as regards military and monetary matters.

    SYNOPSIS: The Presidency in Nouakchott was the setting for an important new Franco-Mauritanian agreement last week. French State Secretary for Cooperation Pierre Billecocq arrived to put his signature to an accord that signals a new era in the relations between the two countries.

    Mauritanian Foreign Minister Hamdi Ould Mouknass signed on behalf of his country's government. He later commented that the accord marked the turning of a new page in the common history of the two countries. M. Billecocq later added that the agreement would ensure the continuation of technical and cultural assistance to Mauritania. There was also provision for economic aid. He added that under the terms of the new accord relations between the two countries would be less constraining, more supple. But he regretted that the two sides had been unable to decide on joint policies for military and monetary cooperation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EOF14ES4S7R7NS2FOY14ENM4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EOF14ES4S7R7NS2FOY14ENM4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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