The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, Mr. Francis Blanchard, has paid his first visit?
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Background: The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, Mr. Francis Blanchard, has paid his first visit to Mauritania in his official capacity.
Mr. Blanchard arrived in the capital, Nouakchott, last Monday (21 April) for a visit of three days.
He told newsmen upon his arrival that his visit was part of a programme to strengthen ties between members of the United Nations-sponsored organisation.
Mr. Blanchard was welcomed to Nouakchott by the Mauritanian Head of State Me Moktar Ould Daddah.
He said he wanted to meet President Daddah because of the Mauritanian leader's devotion to labour organisations.