• Short Summary

    Mauritanians celebrated their first decade of independence on Wednesday (December 2). President Moktar Ould Daddah?

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    Mauritanians celebrated their first decade of independence on Wednesday (December 2). President Moktar Ould Daddah and other leaders reviewed a parade in the capital, Nouakchott, which opened four days of official celebrations.

    At the beginning of the week, President Daddah in a message to the nation called on all Mauritanians to redouble their efforts to overcome their under-development.

    A government review of the first ten years since independence called for increasing efforts to attract foreign investors and capital as a means of development.

    Foreign Minister Hamdi Ould Mouknass declared that, on the diplomatic front, Mauritanian policy would be to strive for better relations between white and black Africa. But he added that the country reaffirmed its support for all oppressed peoples.

    Diplomatic ties were strengthened by the presence of several foreign delegations at the independence celebrations, notably a French delegation headed by Secretary of State Yvon Bourges.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB009CRPOE084382IBDFZR76MP
    Media URN:
    VLVAB009CRPOE084382IBDFZR76MP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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