French Minister for Co-operation, M. Pierre Abelin, arrived in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, on Friday?
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SV President Senghor greeting Abelin and officials
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Background: French Minister for Co-operation, M. Pierre Abelin, arrived in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, on Friday (19 December), at the start of a six-day visit.
He was invited by Senegalese President, M. Leopold Senghor.
M. Abelin and French ministers had talks with Senegalese ministers in Paris recently, at which the French agreed to more than double public investment in Senegal and increase French aid in the West African country.
On his arrival in Dakar, M. Abelin met the Senegalese Minister for Planning and Co-operation, M. Ousmane Seck, the Minister for Youth and Spot, M. Joseph Mathiam, the French Ambassador to France, M. Andre Guillabert.
He will also meet other members of the Senegalese cabinet, including the Prime Minister, M. Abdou Diouf, and the Minister for Finance and Economics, M. Babacar Ba.
M. Abelin will report on his talks in Senegal to French President Giscard d'Estaing.
SYNOPSIS: French Minister for Co-operation, Pierre Abelin, arrived in Dakar on Friday at the start of a six-day visit to Senegal. He was in the country to continue Franco-Senegalese talks on co-operation between the two countries.
He met Senegal's Minister for Planning and Co-operation, Ousmane Seck. The two had taken part in talks in Paris two weeks before, in which the French agreed to double public investment in Senegal, and increase aid.
Monsieur Abelin was greeted by Senegal's President Leopold Senghor and met other members of the cabinet. He said the aid and investment programme discussed in Paris had already been implemented. He will report on his talks in Senegal to French President Giscard d'Estaing.