• Short Summary

    President Dawda Jawara of the Gambia attacked the present World economic systems for threatening international understanding and the existence of the Third World, when he spoke at a banquet held in his honour in Monrovia, capital of Liberia.

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    President Dawda Jawara of the Gambia attacked the present World economic systems for threatening international understanding and the existence of the Third World, when he spoke at a banquet held in his honour in Monrovia, capital of Liberia.

    President Jawara praised the unanimous stand taken by the Third World countries in condemning the unjust and out-moded World economic systems which, he said, only survived on the continued exploitation of the poor nations.

    He called on all African and Third World countries to remain united in their challenge to a system which was "born out of injustice, maintained and perpetuated by greed and indifference".

    The banquet, which was given by Liberia's President William Tolbert and his wife, was held in the President's Mansion House in Monrovia. President Jawara and his wife had arrived earlier that day at the start of a six-day visit to Liberia, during which they attended the country's 127th Independence Anniversary celebrations. They had been met at Roberts International Airport by President Tolbert and his wife.

    Also present in the welcoming party were Cabinet Ministers of the Liberian Government, members of the Legislature and diplomatic corps, Gambians resident in Liberia, and members of the Muslim community in Monrovia.

    President Jawara had said he was looking forward to the talks he would be having with President Tolbert, whose views on the problems confronting the entire continent of Africa were dictated by his interest in African unity and solidarity.

    The previous day, another important guest had arrived in Monrovia -Vice President Aboud Jumbe of Tanzania. He was also visiting Liberia to attend the Independence celebrations. He had met President Tolbert at the Mansion House office for talks.

    Also present at the meeting were the Liberian Vice President, Mr. James Greene, Liberia's Foreign Minister, Mr. Charles Cecil Dennis jnr., and other Government officials. Mr. Jumbe had passed on to President Tolbert greetings from President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania.

    The next day, Vice President Jumbe visited the new Amilcar Cabral housing estate at Sinkor near Monrvia. He was accompanied by Mr. James Greene, and other Liberian officials. When they arrived at the estate, they were received by the General Manager of the Liberian Development Corporation, Mr. Spencer Ward.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUTVGN9XSERDV76IG0BQ8SPUJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUTVGN9XSERDV76IG0BQ8SPUJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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