• Short Summary

    THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF THE HEADS OF STATES ADJOINING THE SENEGAL RIVER HAS JUST BEEN HELD IN BAMAKO, MALI.

  • Description

    THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF THE HEADS OF STATES ADJOINING THE SENEGAL RIVER HAS JUST BEEN HELD IN BAMAKO, MALI. THOSE ATTENDING WERE THE MALI PRESIDENT, MODIBO KEITA, PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR OF SENEGAL, PRESIDENT MOKHTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA AND PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA.

    PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA HAD BEEN BOYCOTTING THE COMMITTEE FOR SOME TIME BEFORE THE PRESENT MEETING. HE SAID ON HIS ARRIVAL: "THE GUINEAN PEOPLE, PARTY AND GOVERNMENT, ARE HAPPY TO RESUME THEIR PLACE." PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE'S BOYCOTT OF THE COMMITTEE STEMMED LARGELY FROM HIS COOL RELATIONS WITH SOME OF HIS NEIGHBOURS: BUT THESE, RECENTLY, HAVE IMPROVED.

    WHEN PRESIDENT SENGHOR ARRIVED - SENEGAL IS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES WHICH HAD STRAINED RELATIONS WITH GUINEA - HE SAID: "THE SENEGALESE DELEGATION WANTS, FOR ITS PART, TO TURN THE PAGE OF THE PAST AND LOOK TO THE FUTURE." THE TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES WERE SO LARGE, HE SAID, THAT THEIR SMALL MISUNDERSTANDINGS WERE OF NO IMPORTANCE.

    IN HIS WELCOMING SPEECH, PRESIDENT KEITA SAID: "WE WISH THAT THE INTER-STATE COMMITTEE SHOULD WORK EFFICIENTLY IN ORDER TO TRANSFORM THE REGIONAL SUB-GROUP FIRST ESTABLISHED IN NOUAKCHOTT IN 1965 INTO A SYSTEM OF UNITY BASED ON REAL FACTS WHICH WILL COURAGEOUSLY FACE THE PROBLEMS RAISED BY HARMONISATION AND UNITY."
    THE CONFERENCE BEGAN OFFICIALLY ON MONDAY, AND ENDED YESTERDAY. SOME OF ITS GREATEST SIGNIFICANCE LAY IN THE PRIVATE TALKS THE HEADS OF STATE HAD AMONG THEMSELVES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA77HALUARXX9JOP1PPWRE6TNF6
    Media URN:
    VLVA77HALUARXX9JOP1PPWRE6TNF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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