• Short Summary

    Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo visited the Ivory Coast on Sunday (6 May) following a six-day peace mission on the Western Sahara dispute.

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    Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo visited the Ivory Coast on Sunday (6 May) following a six-day peace mission on the Western Sahara dispute. Although his visit was described as private, he met with Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny, and the two held talks on various African problems.

    SYNOPSIS: General Obasanjo had just completed his Western Sahara peace mission in Morocco, and flew from there to Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital. President Houphouet-Boigny was on hand at the airport to greet him and his aides who had also travelled on the peace mission.

    Although General Obasanjo's visit was supposed to be a private one, the Ivorians laid on a full state welcome for him.

    The two leaders are well-known to each other through their years of involvement in the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

    Both are members of the OAU sub-committee, known as the `Committee of Sages', which aims to bring a political solution to the four-year conflict in the Western Sahara. It was in his capacity as a co-chairman of the committee that General Obasanjo had undertaken his peace mission, visiting Mauritania, Algeria, and Morocco.

    In formed sources said the Nigerian leader briefed President Houphouet-Boigny about his mission, and said he was optimistic about prospects of a peaceful settlement in the Western Sahara.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8S073PJL5904BYHF83Y4MF49
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8S073PJL5904BYHF83Y4MF49
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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