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    The President of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor, held lengthy talks with French President, Valery Giscard d'Estaing in Paris on Tuesday (16 September).

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    The President of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor, held lengthy talks with French President, Valery Giscard d'Estaing in Paris on Tuesday (16 September).

    President Senghor is currently on a tour of France.

    Speaking to reporters after a luncheon with President Giscard, President Senghor said his country would request the United Nations General Assembly to take up the Angolan problem.

    He said, "The great powers have no right to make Africans kill each other through their support of the liberation movements".

    President Senghor said he had always advocated an agreement between the three liberation movements in Angola and had advised their leaders to unite several times.

    SYNOPSIS: The Elysee Palace in Paris was the scene for talks between the President of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor, and French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing on Tuesday.

    After their discussions President Senghor spoke to reporters. He said that he and President Giscard had discussed world problems as well as bilateral relations between Senegal and France. President Senghor said that relations between the two countries were good. The President said he and President Giscard had also discussed the possibility for an early resumption of the Oil Producer and Consumer Conference which they hoped would lead to a new international economic order. He said the view-points between the producers and the consumers are drawing closer and that he has great hopes that the Paris Conference will be held in the best conditions. A day earlier, France sent out invitations for a new preparatory meeting to be held next month for a major conference of the industrialised and developing nations. The President also called on Israel to begin direct talks with all her Arab neighbours, including the Palestine Liberation Organisation. He said there could be no lasting settlement to the Middle East conflict without a direct dialogue between Israel and each of its Arab neighbours and between Israel and representatives of the PLO.

    He said any reluctance by either the Israeli Government or the Palestinians to talk directly to each other would prolong the Middle East problem indefinitely. In answer to a question, President Senghor said that Senegal would not take any initiative in starting a dialogue with South Africa. The President said however that his country would request the United Nations General Assembly to take up the Angolan problem. He told the reporters the great powers had no right to make Africans kill each other through their support of the liberation movements.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABP4CXXK94LLLTFPUAP0U88HOK
    Media URN:
    VLVABP4CXXK94LLLTFPUAP0U88HOK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
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