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    Mauritania's President Mokhtar Ould Daddah arrived in Cairo on Wednesday (4 August) for a one-day visit.

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    Mauritania's President Mokhtar Ould Daddah arrived in Cairo on Wednesday (4 August) for a one-day visit.

    SYNOPSIS: There has been no official reason given for the visit, but Reuters quotes observers in Cairo as saying the dispute over the Western Sahara was likely to be discussed. The Mauritanian President was greeted at the airport by Egyptian Vice-President Hosmi Mubarak. Mauritania is allied with Morocco against Algeria -- the country supporting the Polisario guerrilla group which claims the Western Sahara.

    President Ould Daddah faces severe problems in the dispute over the Western Sahara -- formerly administered by Spain. In June, a force of several hundred Polisario fighters headed towards the Mauritanian capital from algeria. Half the force was either killed or captured and the Mauritanian government said it was an attempt to overthrow the Nouakchott government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZJQAPNYGSFI9YMI0T1MVWGP0
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZJQAPNYGSFI9YMI0T1MVWGP0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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