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U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger proposed the creation of an international aid programme to help drought stricken nations of sub-saharan Africa in Dakar, Senegal, shortly after he arrived on Saturday (1 May) on the last leg of his African tour.
Dr. Kissinger outlined a seven point programme to aid Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger and Chad to avoid the kind of drought which has plagued them since 1967. He said the programme was estimated to cost 7,800 million dollars over the next 10 years.
He said the U.S. hoped to enlist the help of major industrialised nations, including the Soviet Union, to implement the plan.
Senegal's Foreign Minister Assane Seck was at the airport when Dr. Kissinger arrived from Monrovia.
During his visit the U.S. Secretary of State had talks with President Leopold Senghor and Prime Minister Abdou Diouf.