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    M. DIALLO TELLI, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU), WAS IN LAGOS YESTERDAY?

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    M. DIALLO TELLI, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU), WAS IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR TALKS WITH THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN LEADER MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON.

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY OTHER OAU DELEGATES, ARRIVED FROM ADDIS ABABA, TO DISCUSS PEACE POSSIBILITIES IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR WITH GENERAL GOWON.

    BEFORE LEAVING ADDIS ABABA, MR. TELLI EXPRESSED HIS OPTIMISM THAT THE CIVIL WAR MIGHT SOON BE ENDED. "WE ARE APPROACHING THE END OF THE TUNNEL ... TOUCH WOOD", HE TOLD AN AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE. EFFORTS TO HASTEN PEACE HAD INTENSIFIED SINCE THE OAU-SPONSORED AFRICAN SUMMIT AT ADDIS ABABA WHICH ENDED TWO WEEKS AGO, HE SAID. A COMMITTEE OF SIX, PRESIDED OVER BY ETHIOPIAN EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED BY THE OAU WITH THE TASK OF RESOLVING THE NIGERIAN SITUATION.

    AFTER ANOTHER BRIEF AIRPORT CONFERENCE AT LAGOS, M. DIALLO TELLI MET GENERAL GOWON AT HIS QUARTERS AT THE DODAN BARRACKS.

    NO DETAILS OF THE MEETING WERE ANNOUNCED. TODAY M. DIALLO TELLI FLEW ON TO EQUATORIAL GUINEA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADUOIJ45SEJRHTAERZ2M0UW5BZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADUOIJ45SEJRHTAERZ2M0UW5BZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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