• Short Summary

    A CONVENTION ALLOWING FREE TRAVEL BETWEEN THEIR TWO COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS A CULTURAL AND TRADE AGREEMENT, HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY MAURITANIA AND LIBERIA AS A RESULT OF A VISIT BY LIBERIA'S PRESIDENT WILLIAM TUBMAN TO MAURITANIA DURING THE PAST WEEK.

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    A CONVENTION ALLOWING FREE TRAVEL BETWEEN THEIR TWO COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS A CULTURAL AND TRADE AGREEMENT, HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY MAURITANIA AND LIBERIA AS A RESULT OF A VISIT BY LIBERIA'S PRESIDENT WILLIAM TUBMAN TO MAURITANIA DURING THE PAST WEEK. PRESIDENT TUBMAN SPENT SIX DAYS IN THE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY AS A GUEST OF PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH.

    AT ATAR, IN WESTERN MAURITANIA, PRESIDENT TUBMAN SPENT SOME TIME MEETING AND TALKING TO THE PEOPLE. HE RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME AS HE WALKED ALONG ROUTE LINED WITH CHEERING MAURITANIANS.

    DURING THE VISIT, THE TWO PRESIDENTS SIGNED A CONVENTION ALLOWING LIBERIANS AND MAURITANIANS TO TRAVEL FREELY BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES WITHOUT VISAS. THEY ALSO SIGNED A CULTURAL AND TRADE AGREEMENT.

    IN A JOINT COMMUNIQUE, THE LEADERS SAID THEY HOPED FOR A FULL ATTENDANCE AT THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF STATE OF THE WEST AFRICAN ECONOMIC GROUPING, TO BE HELD SOON IN UPPER VOLTA.

    THE GROUPING WAS SET UP IN MONROVIA LAST APRIL BY NINE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHO PLEDGED THEMSELVES TO WORK TOWARDS A WEST AFRICAN ECONOMIC UNION.

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN, AS A MEMBER OF THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY ON NIGERIA, TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRIEF M. OULD DADDAH ON EFFORTS TO END THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMOKHWFAK1MFW11HL834LKJ6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMOKHWFAK1MFW11HL834LKJ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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