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    A FRENCH-SPEAKING ECONOMIC COMMUNITY MAY BE FORMED IN THE INDIAN OCEAN. MAURITIUS PRIME MINISTER SIR?

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    GV EXTERIOR...HOTEL MATIGNON
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    2.
    SV MAURITIUS PRIME MINISTER AND M. CHABAN-DELMAS WALK OUT AND SHAKE HANDS (2 SHOTS)
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    3.
    SV PRESS GO FORWARD TO ASK QUESTIONS
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    4.
    SV SIR SEEWOOSAGUR ANSWERS : SOF...
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    5.
    SV PRIME MINISTER WALKS DOWN STEPS TO CAR AND SHAKES HANDS
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    SIR SEEWOOSAGUR: "ALL THE PROBLEMS WHICH ARE CONCERNED WITH: PROBLEMS ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, POLITICAL. OF COURSE, WE HAVEN'T GONE INTO DETAILS. BUT WE HAVE DISCUSSED, ARE STILL DISCUSSING - ITS NOT FINISHED YET. AND WE HAD A MEETING YESTERDAY WITH THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AND TODAY WITH THE PRIME MINISTER. TOMORROW AND THE DAY AFTER THERE WILL BE OTHER MEETINGS. AND WE HOPE THAT WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK VERY CLOSELY. WE HAVE COME TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE NEW GOVERNMENT, TO SEE OUR FRIENDS. WE KNOW THIS ALREADY. IT'S NOTHING NEW. FRANCE HAS VERY GOOD INTENTIONS TOWARDS MAURITIUS. WE ARE PROUD OF IT. MAURITIUS HAS, AS YOU KNOW, BEEN FRENCH-SPEAKING FOR MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS. WE HOPE WE ARE GOING TO WORK TOGETHER IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE COMMONWEALTH, AND ALSO IN VERY CLOSE CO-OPERATION WITH FRANCE."




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    Background: A FRENCH-SPEAKING ECONOMIC COMMUNITY MAY BE FORMED IN THE INDIAN OCEAN. MAURITIUS PRIME MINISTER SIR SEEWOOSAGUR RAMGOOLAM REVEALED ON TUESDAY (30 JULY) THAT THE PLAN HAD BEEN PART OF HIS DISCUSSIONS IN PARIS WITH FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER MAURICE SCHUMANN AND PRIME MINISTER JACQUES CHABAN-DELMAS.

    SIR SEEWOOSAGUR, WHO ARRIVED IN PARIS ON MONDAY FOR A WEEK-LONG OFFICIAL; VISIT, TOLD REPORTERS AFTER A MEETING WITH M. CHABAN-DELMAS THAT 'THIS IS AN IDEA THAT IS MAKING PROGRESS'. HE STRESSED THE ADVANTAGES OF AVOIDING UNNECESSARY COMPETITION BETWEEN COUNTRIES WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS, PARTICULARLY IN THE FIELD OF TOURISM.

    FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER MAURICE SCHUMANN, WHO WAS WITH SIR SEEWOOSAGUR AT THE MEETING, ALSO STRESSED THE NEED FOR SOLIDARITY BETWEEN FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN, WHICH INCLUDE MADAGASCAR AND REUNION AS WELL AS MAURITIUS.

    SIR SEEWOOSAGUR INDICTED THAT THE FRENCH ECONOMIC MISSION HAD BEEN SENT TO MAURITIUS AND WOULD SOON REPORT TO ITS GOVERNMENT. THIS WEEK'S TALKS, WHICH INCLUDE ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CO-OPERATION, WERE PROVING FRUITFUL.

    THE MAURITIAN PRIME MINISTER WHO WILL MEET OTHER FRENCH LEADERS, INCLUDING DEFENCE MINISTER MICHAEL DEBRE, DURING HIS STAY, IS ACCOMPANIED BY M. GAETAN DUVAL, MAURITIUS OPPOSITION SOCIAL-DEMOCRAT LEADER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEW76FYRJMRP4GYM6BRQ62KGB8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEW76FYRJMRP4GYM6BRQ62KGB8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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