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    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, U. THANT, TODAY (FRIDAY) CALLED ON THE ORGANISATION OF?

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    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, U. THANT, TODAY (FRIDAY) CALLED ON THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S SUMMIT CONFERENCE TO ACHIEVE A JUST SETTLEMENT OF THE NIGERIAN CRISIS ON THE BASIS OF RECOGNITION OF THE COUNTRY'S FEDERAL SYSTEM. HE WAS ADDRESSING THE OPENING SESSION OF THE O.A.U.'S FIFTH SUMMIT CONFERENCE ATTENDED BY 22 HEADS OF STATE. THE AFRICAN LEADERS HAVE BEEN ARRIVING IN ALGIERS FOR SEVERAL DAYS, IN PREPARATION FOR THE IMPORTANT MEETING.

    THE CONFERENCE IS BEING HELD AT CLUB DES PINS. A SEASIDE RESORT NEAR ALGIERS.

    U THANT SAID THAT THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S CONFLICT WITH BREAKAWAY BIAFRA HAD ALREADY CREATED DIFFICULTIES IN RELATIONS BETWEEN AFRICAN STATES. ITS CONTINUANCE, HE SAID, WAS BOUND TO AFFECT AFRICAN UNITY IN THE FUTURE.

    THE SUMMIT IS TO RECEIVE A REPORT ON PEACE EFFORTS IN NIGERIA FROM EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, OF ETHIOPIA, CHAIRMAN OF THE SIX-MEMBER O.A.U. CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE ON THE STRIFE-RIDDEN COUNTRY.

    FOUR O.A.U. MEMBERS -- TANZANIA, THE IVORY COAST, GABON AND ZAMBIA -- HAVE RECOGNISED THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN NIGERIA REGION OF BIAFRA AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE, AND DISSOCIATED THEMSELVES FROM THE O.A.U. STAND IN FAVOUR OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

    ALL O.A.U. MEMBERS EXCEPT MALAWI ARE ATTENDING THE SUMMIT, IN WHICH DELEGATES FROM 39 COUNTRIES WILL BE TAKING PART.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCHIIDZ33R925RVOQEFBFS4MF
    Media URN:
    VLVADCHIIDZ33R925RVOQEFBFS4MF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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