Senegal's President Senghor returned last Sunday (July 29) from a two-day visit to Mauritania which marked the end of two weeks of Ministerial talks between the neighbouring countries.
SV 'Plane taxiing to halt
SV Ould Daddah waits for Senghor
SV PAN Senghor down aircraft steps greeted by Ould Daddah
SV Presidents walk forward and inspect guard of honour (3 shots)
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SV President Senghor greets officials (3 shots)
GV INT Senghor talking with Ould Daddah
PRESIDENT SENGHOR'S 'PLACE ARRIVING AT NOUAKCHOTT AIRPORT: PRESIDENT OULD DADDAH RECEIVING PRESIDENT SENGHOR: BAND PLAYING: PRESIDENTS INSPECTING GUARD OF HONOUR AND GREETING OFFICIALS.
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Background: Senegal's President Senghor returned last Sunday (July 29) from a two-day visit to Mauritania which marked the end of two weeks of Ministerial talks between the neighbouring countries.
The main topic was the effect Mauritania's new national currency will have on trade between the two countries. Senegal's Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Mr. Boubacar Ba led the first Senegalese delegation which arrived in mid-July.
Mauritania's President Ould Daddah announced that his country wanted to leave the Franc Zone last year. He asked the French Government for a complete revision of the 1961 Franco-Mauritanian cooperation agreement. The President said Mauritania wanted to have its own currency and control its own credit while keeping good relations with the Franc Zone and France.
The two leaders also probably discussed the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River which they formed at a meeting in Nouakchott last year. The object of the organisation was the economic development of the Senegal river and its tributaries which the Presidents agreed should be treated as international waterways. But both countries are at present in the grip of the worst West African drought for sixty years.