• Short Summary

    Ambassadors in Mauritania called at the Presidential Palace on January 5 to exchange New Year greetings with President Mokhtar Ould Daddah.

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    Ambassadors in Mauritania called at the Presidential Palace on January 5 to exchange New Year greetings with President Mokhtar Ould Daddah.

    In an informal ceremony the French Ambassador, as doyen of the diplomatic corps, conveyed the envoys' good wishes to the President, who then addressed them. In his speech President Ould Daddah condemned colonialist regimes in Africa. He also attacked what he called the "indescribable crucifixion" perpetrated by Zionism on the Middle East Arabs, including the "Palestine martyrs".

    SYNOPSIS: Ambassadors in Nouakchott recently called at the Presidential Palace to exchange New Year greetings with the Mauritanian Head of State, President Mokhtar Ould Daddah.

    It was an informal occasion with the minimum of ceremony.

    The diplomats' message of goodwill to the President was read by M. Adrien Dufour, the French Ambassador, who is the doyen or longest- serving member of the Nouakchott diplomatic corps.

    There are only ten countries with Ambassadors resident in Mauritania. Most of the diplomats officially accredited to the country operate from neighbouring capitals.

    President Ould Daddah had some strong comments to make in his reply. He deplored the regimes in South Africa, Namibia, Rhodesia, the Portuguese colonies and the Spanish Sahara. He also condemned what he called the "indescribable crucifixion" which Zionism was perpetrating on the Middle East Arabs.

    The President spoke of "Palestine martyrs" who had been "hunted" from their legitimate homelands while Israel continued to occupy vast regions of Egypt, Syria and Jordan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABYOWC65S0QS0DQ268QVN078XI
    Media URN:
    VLVABYOWC65S0QS0DQ268QVN078XI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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