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    MALI'S MINSTER OF DEFENCE, M. MAMADOU DIAKITE, AND FOREIGN MINISTER, M. OSMAN BA, ARE BOTH?

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    MALI'S MINSTER OF DEFENCE, M. MAMADOU DIAKITE, AND FOREIGN MINISTER, M. OSMAN BA, ARE BOTH IN ALGIERS FOR TALKS WITH COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE, THE ALGERIAN PRIME MINISTER.

    M. BA ARRIVED BY AIR ON TUESDAY (24 MAY) AND WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY THE ALGERIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, M. BOUTEFLIKA. HE BROUGHT WITH HIM A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT KEITA OF MALI TO COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE. THE MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED AT AN HOUR-LONG MEETING AT THE DEFENCE MINISTRY, WHICH WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY THE ALGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL COUNSEL, M. MOULAD KASSIM, AND M. ABOUBAKAR KASSE, MALI'S AMBASSADOR IN CAIRO.

    M. DIAKITE ARRIVED THE FOLLOWING DAY, ALSO BEARING A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT KEITA.

    THE VISITS FOLLOW TALKS ON MALI BETWEEN PRESIDENT KEITA AND A SPECIAL MOROCCAN ENVOY ON THE MOROCCO - ALGERIA FRONTIER QUESTION. MALI HOLDS THE PRESIDENCY OF AN ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY COMMISSION FORMED TO INVESTIGATE THE BORDER CONFLICT BETWEEN ALGERIA AND MOROCCO WHICH FLARES INTO ARMED CLASHED IN 1963.

    THE COMMISSION WAS SET UP TO INVESTIGATE THE CONFLICT AND TO PROPOSE A SOLUTION TO END THE DISPUTE. THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS RECENTLY DECIDED TO NATIONALISE IRON MINES NEAR TINDOUF IN THE SOUTH WEST, AN AREA CLAIMED BY MOROCCO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGU8SYCYYLSNVCKYSUUJ2ZD3V
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGU8SYCYYLSNVCKYSUUJ2ZD3V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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