The Organisation of African Unity has said it believes Portugal's African territory of Guinea-Bissau will be admitted to the next United Nations General Assembly, starting in September, as a full member.
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Background: The Organisation of African Unity has said it believes Portugal's African territory of Guinea-Bissau will be admitted to the next United Nations General Assembly, starting in September, as a full member. The announcement came on tuesday in the wake of news from Portugal of an almost immediate independence settlement for Guinea-Bissau.
Ambassador N. D joudi, Assistant Secretary-General of the OAU, broke the news of the possible admission of Guinea-Bissau to the U. N. to an Addis Ababa news conference on Tuesday (July 30). Almost simultaneously, it was being announced in Lisbon that UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is expected there to discuss decolonisation this week.
Only the previous weekend, portuguese President Antonio de Spinola promised independence to all three Portuguese African territories.
Ambassador Djoudi, who is head of the DAU delegation to the Law of the Sea Conference in Caracas, said the admission of the liberation movements of African to that conference had been a great victory for the DAU.
SYNOPSIS: Back in Addis Ababa from the Law of the Sea Conference in Caracas, Ambassador D joudi - Assistant Secretary General to the Organisation of African Unity - praised the conference for admitting delegates from African liberation movements. He told newsmen that these movements should now be admitted to all international conferences.
Ambassador D joudi declared that, in his belief, one liberation movement was one the verge of United Nations recognition. He said hat he though Guinea-Bissau would be admitted to the U. N. General Assembly this autumn. His prediction followed news that Portugal is promising independence to all its African territories, which could be almost immediate in the case of Guinea-Bissau.