President Ould Daddah of Mauritania and Moussa Traore of Mali visited Dakar on Friday (April 13) to attend the first summit meeting of the three-nation organisation for the development of the Senegal River.
President Ould Daddah of Mauritania and Moussa Traore of Mali visited Dakar on Friday (April 13) to attend the first summit meeting of the three-nation organisation for the development of the Senegal River. They were met at the airport by Senegal's President Leopold Sedar Senghor and had a discussion in the airport before driving into Dakar for a three-hour working meeting.
After further meetings to discuss co-operation, the summit broke up and President Traore left for the West African Economic Community Summit meeting in Abidjan. The main topic of discussion for the three leaders was the drought affecting the region. They agreed to take whatever action seemed most appropriate. They also discussed new financial measures to increase their power to develop the River Senegal basin.
SYNOPSIS: In Senegal, the President of Mali, Colonel Moussa Traore, is greeted by President Leopold Sedar Senghor as he arrived for talks on the development of the Senegal River basin. The President was in senegal for the first summit meeting of the three nation organisation for the development of the Senegal River. High on the agenda after formalities was discussion of the drought currently affecting the area and much of Africa. But before this, there was still time for a guard of honour for the visiting President who later went on to the West African Economic Summit meeting in Abidjan.
Another visitor was President Mokhtar Ould Daddah of Mauritania who took the chair at the Senegal River development meeting. President Dadah was also given a guard of honour by the Senegalese when he arrived at the airport.
Similarly he was introduced by the President to Senegalese Ministers who were waiting to greet the visitors at the airport.
The three President's wives were with their husbands at the airport after which the Presidents went into Dakar to continue their talks. There it was agreed to take all possible measures to combat the drought in the area. New financial measures to help develop the senegal River basin were also discussed, despite the Presidents' Preoccupation with the drought problem.