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    MR. ROBERT MCNAMARA, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BANK, ARRIVED IN DAKAR YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FROM PARIS?

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    MR. ROBERT MCNAMARA, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BANK, ARRIVED IN DAKAR YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FROM PARIS ON THE FIRST LEG OF A WEST AFRICAN TOUR. THE FORMER U.S. DEFENCE SECRETARY IS TO SPEND THREE DAYS IN SENEGAL. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE.

    MR. MCNAMARA WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY FINANCE MINISTER JEAN COLLIN AND HIS WIFE, MR. ABDOU DIOUF, PLANNING MINISTER AND MR. HABIB THIAM, THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT. HE ALSO MET MR. MARCEL CROISIER, REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

    UPON HIS ARRIVAL, MR. MCNAMARA SAID THAT HE WANTED TO REASSURE SENEGAL OF THE DESIRE OF THE WORLD BANK TO AID THE COUNTRY.

    LAST NIGHT, MR. MCNAMARA ATTENDED A DINNER IN HIS HONOUR GIVEN BY PRESIDENT LEOPOLD-SEDAR SENGHOR. LATER, HE WILL HAVE TALKS WITH THE PRESIDENT AND VISIT AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS IN SENEGAL.

    THE TOUR, MR. MCNAMARA'S FIRST VISIT TO AFRICA AS WORLD BANK CHIEF, WILL ALSO TAKE HIM TO IVORY COAST AND CONGO-KINSHASA.

    MR. MCNAMARA SAID IN PARIS YESTERDAY HE EXPECTED THE WORLD BANK TO CONSIDERABLY INCREASE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN PROMOTING EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

    MR. MCNAMARA IS EXPECTED TO SIGN A LOAN TO SENEGAL WORTH 9,500,000 US DOLLARS (GBP3,950,000 STERLING) AGREED LAST MONTH BY THE WORLD BANK TO HELP GROUNDNUT PRODUCTION.

    SENEGAL HAS RECEIVED LOANS WORTH 34,900,000 US DOLLARS (GBP14,500,000 STERLING) FROM THE WORLD BANK IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS FOR INDUSTRIAL MODERNISATION PROJECTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8QS4NYPQJAWQ6X2MKHUDDDSD4
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QS4NYPQJAWQ6X2MKHUDDDSD4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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