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    President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, who has been heading a delegation of the Organisation of African Unity on a European tour, arrived back in Nouakchott on Tuesday evening.

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    President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, who has been heading a delegation of the Organisation of African Unity on a European tour, arrived back in Nouakchott on Tuesday evening.

    The President announced on his return that he would lead the delegation on further visits to Turkey, Switzerland and Japan in April, to continue the work begun with their visits to Belgium, Holland and Greece.

    During the European visit, the mission has concentrated on effort to prevent Portugal using its membership of the Atlantic Alliance to continue what the President called its colonial wars in Africa.

    SYNOPSIS: At Nouakchott Airport, a ceremonial welcome for President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania as he returns from a European tour.

    The President, who was welcomed home by acting-President Sidi Mohamed Diagana, has been heading a delegation from the Organisation of African Unity, of which he is chairman. The mission visited Holland, Belgium and Greece, concentrating on efforts to prevent Portugal from using its membership of the Atlantic Alliance to continue what the President called its colonial wars. On his arrival, President Moktar Ould Daddah announced that his delegation would continue its work with visits in April to Turkey, Switzerland and Japan. The President's group was to have visited Turkey this time, but the tour was cut short. The party included the Foreign Ministers of Algeria, Cameroun, Kenya, Mali and Zambia.

    The President said leaders and officials he had met in the three countries he had visited had listened with understanding to his mission's arguments. During the tour, the President was outspoken on a number of African issues. On the British Rhodesian agreement he commented in Athens that whatever arrangements had been made would not have the blessing of the O.A.U.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA87VJZ5J43QP53QY3W4ZYFMMGG
    Media URN:
    VLVA87VJZ5J43QP53QY3W4ZYFMMGG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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