• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN NOUADHIBOU, WESTERN MAURITANIA, ON TUESDAY LAST WEEK (30 DECEMBER) ON THE FIRST LAP OF A 10-NATION WEST AFRICAN TOUR.

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    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN NOUADHIBOU, WESTERN MAURITANIA, ON TUESDAY LAST WEEK (30 DECEMBER) ON THE FIRST LAP OF A 10-NATION WEST AFRICAN TOUR.

    HE WAS RECEIVED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE MAURITANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, M. HAMDI OULD MOUKNASS.

    HE BEGAN HIS VISIT BY INSPECTING NOUADHIBOU'S PORT AND INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS. NOUADHIBOU IS AN IMPORTANT ECONOMIC CENTRE.

    THE NEXT DAY HE FLEW TO THE CAPITAL, NOUAKCHOTT, AND WAS GREETED ON ARRIVAL BY PRESIDENT MOKHTAR OULD DADDAH AND A HUGE AIRPORT WELCOMING CEREMONY.

    HE THEN BEGAN HIS OFFICIAL CONTACTS BY MEETING THE FOREIGN MINISTER AGAIN AND THE POLITICAL SECRETARY OF THE RULING MAURITANIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY, M. AHMED OULD MOHAMED.

    LATER HE ATTENDED A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE MAURITANIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, AND IN A SPEECH APPEALED FOR CLOSER CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY, PARTICULARLY IN THE FIELD OF DECOLONIALISATION.

    ON FRIDAY (2 JANUARY) U THANT LEFT THE MAURITANIAN CAPITAL FOR DAKAR, SENEGAL, TO CONTINUE HIS TOUR. HE WILL ALSO VISIT GUINEA, LIBERIA, GHANA, CAMEROUN, TOGO, NIGER, UPPER VOLTA, AND THE IVORY COAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAICE4DFS7GISNE5HTISK79PXK
    Media URN:
    VLVAICE4DFS7GISNE5HTISK79PXK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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