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    In Morocco, representatives from sixteen African states are attending the third conference of the African Parliaments Union, or APU.

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    In Morocco, representatives from sixteen African states are attending the third conference of the African Parliaments Union, or APU.

    SYNOPSIS: Morocco's capital -- Rabat -- was the venue for the African Parliaments Union conference, which started on Thursday (22 February).

    The four-day meeting is being held in Parliament House and one of the main topics for discussion is foreign intervention in African states.

    In his opening speech, the President of the APU, M. Philippe Yace, said an indispensable factor in bringing about unity between African states was the refusal to accept foreign intervention.

    M. Yace stressed the need for dialogue to bring about reconciliation between African states involved in local disputed. He also said the Union was devoted to the principle of non-violence and he condemned war and armed intervention. These, he said, never solved problems.

    The APU conference is attended by delegations from Zaire, Tunisia, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Comoro, Djibouti, Sudan, Egypt, Cameroun, Gabon Mauritius Lesotho, Morocco and Senegal. The conference is presided over by Dey Ould Sidi Baba -- the President of the Moroccan Chamber of Representatives. Delegates from the parliaments will also discuss decolonisation in Africa, as well as the conflicts in the Middle East and strife between various African states.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA788TWK2XZFSGPJBDTARS9Z3XL
    Media URN:
    VLVA788TWK2XZFSGPJBDTARS9Z3XL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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