• Short Summary

    After lunchtime talks with French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday (12 March) the President of Senegal, Monsieur Leopold Sedar Senghor, told newsmen that his Government was in a state of "active anxiety" over the situation in the Western Sahara.

  • Description

    After lunchtime talks with French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday (12 March) the President of Senegal, Monsieur Leopold Sedar Senghor, told newsmen that his Government was in a state of "active anxiety" over the situation in the Western Sahara.

    President Senghor sid that for several months now Senegal has been trying to act as an intermediary to bring the three parties to the dispute into negotiations. He named them as Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania.

    He went on to emphasise that a war in the Sahara would be an absurdity not for short of criminal negligence.

    At a philosophical level, President Senghor was of the opinion that African politics had taken a very bad turn with the advent of foreign assistance and ideologies into Africa.

    He said that this was a betrayal of Article Three of the charter of the Organisation of African Unity which defines the principles of Africanisation democracy and non-alignment.

    President Senghor said that as well as the Western Sahara situation he had also discussed Franco-Senegal relations with President Giscard d'Estaing along with the problems of Angola, Djibouti and the Comoro Islands.

    SYNOPSIS: After lunchtime talks with french President Valery Giscard d'Estaing on Friday President Leopold Sedar Seghor of Senegal spoke to newsmen before leaving the Elysee Palace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8VV8SKCK7ER3W13K0UM74RTL8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VV8SKCK7ER3W13K0UM74RTL8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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