President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia, who is on a European tour, yesterday (Saturday) visited the International Court of Justice at The Hague in Holland.
President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia, who is on a European tour, yesterday (Saturday) visited the International Court of Justice at The Hague in Holland. His visit comes nine days before the court will deliver judgment (on July 18) in the South West Africa case.
The Tunisian leader's visit to the court was at the end of his four-day State visit to Holland. However, he is staying on in the country as a guest of the Dutch Government until tomorrow (monday) when he leaves for Belgium. He will also visit Luxembourg and West Germany as part of a 16-day tour aimed at linking Tunisia more closely with the Western world.
(The court judgement is on a complaint lodge by Ethiopia and Liberia accusing South Africa of violating its League of Nations mandate over South West Africa by introducing apartheid and failing to promote the interests of the territory's inhabitants. south Africa has contended that the mandate had lapsed with the League, at the same time denying violation of its obligations).