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    THE FIFTH CONGRESS OF THE RULING MAURITANIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY (P.P.M.) OPENED HERE TODAY WITH A?

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    THE FIFTH CONGRESS OF THE RULING MAURITANIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY (P.P.M.) OPENED HERE TODAY WITH A FULL REPORT BY PRESIDENT MOKHTAR OULD DADDAH ON THE COUNTRY'S POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SITUATION.

    THE CONGRESS WAS DUE TO LAST UNTIL SATURDAY (JANUARY 27), WITH PRESIDENT DADDAH, AS PARTY SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN THE CHAIRS.

    IN HIS REPORT, WHICH TOOK UP MOST OF THE MORNING'S OPENING SESSION, PRESIDENT DADDAH LISTED SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THE FUTURE. THESE WERE: TO ELIMINATE ALL "ANTI-ECONOMIC" CONCEPTS; TO DEVELOP AN INFRA-STRUCTURE OF COMMUNICATIONS - MAINLY ROADS - TO ASSURE STATE FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION IN ALL NEW COMPANIES FORMED IN MAURITANIA, AND TO INTEGRATE FOREIGN FIRMS ENGAGED IN EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES AND INDUSTRIAL FISHING.

    PRESIDENT DADDAH STRESSED THE IMPORTANT ROLE TO BE PLAYED IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY WOMEN, YOUNG PEOPLE, THE ARMED FORCES - WHO SHOULD NO LONGER BE A GARRISON ARMY BUT A POPULAR ARMY - AND THE SECURITY FORCES.

    HE ALSO CALLED FRO A RETURN TO THE BASIS OF ISLAM TO KEEP THE COUNTRY STABLE AND ABLE TO FIGHT AGAINST "RETROGRADE INFLUENCES".

    ON FOREIGN AID, PRESIDENT DADDAH SAID THAT IN MAURITANIA'S PRESENT SOCIO-ECONOMIC SITUATION, EXTERNAL AID WAS STILL INDISPENSABLE AND VITAL. ALL CAPITAL WAS WELCOME AND COULD BE INVESTED WITH COMPLETE SECURITY AS LONG AS FOREIGN COUNTRIES RESPECTED MAURITANIA'S INDEPENDENCE AND NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY.

    HE REAFFIRMED MAURITANIA'S BASIC FOREIGN POLY AND IDEALS: NON-ALIGNMENT, ASSOCIATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE STILL STRUGGLING FOR INDEPENDENCE AND SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL GROUPINGS WITHIN AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACAX0IVQN1ZXC4GNMID0D7V5K2
    Media URN:
    VLVACAX0IVQN1ZXC4GNMID0D7V5K2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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