• Short Summary

    The General Assembly debate continued at the United Nations on Wednesday (4 October) with the Mauritanian Foreign Minister Cheikhna Ould Mohamed Laghdaf saying his country wished to play a establishing role in North West Africa, with particular reference to the conflict between Polisario guerrillas and Moroccan and Mauritanian forces in the Western Sahara.

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    The General Assembly debate continued at the United Nations on Wednesday (4 October) with the Mauritanian Foreign Minister Cheikhna Ould Mohamed Laghdaf saying his country wished to play a establishing role in North West Africa, with particular reference to the conflict between Polisario guerrillas and Moroccan and Mauritanian forces in the Western Sahara.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Laghdaf said his country solemnly reiterated its peaceful intentions and called on its partners to join with Mauritania in efforts aimed at achieving that goal.

    The Mauritanian Foreign Minister said the Organisation of African Unity and the United Nations were obviously trying to make a positive contribution in this direction. The OAU had already made the decision to bring together what he called "a committee of wise men" which Mauritania was convinced would do its utmost to achieve peace.

    Mr. Laghdaf went on to say that the United Nations could make an equally significant contribution by avoiding anything in the nature of a hardening of the positions of the parties involved, thus making the task of the "committee of wise men" easier.

    Monsieur Laghdaf added that Mauritania would co-operate loyally with both the OAU and the United Nations.

    Also it did not reject out of hand any solution that could lead to an end to what he termed "This regrettable conflict". He called for a settlement that would be acceptable to all parties involved.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA887OZ0G6TAMB8BCM7VEMGE533
    Media URN:
    VLVA887OZ0G6TAMB8BCM7VEMGE533
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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