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    MR. WILLIAM ROGERS, UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE, ARRIVED IN RABAT ON SATURDAY FOR A?

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    MR. WILLIAM ROGERS, UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE, ARRIVED IN RABAT ON SATURDAY FOR A TWO-DAY VISIT TO MOROCCO AT THE BEGINNING OF A 16-DAY TOUR OF TEN AFRICAN STATES.

    MR. ROGERS, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, WAS GREETED AT RABAT AIRPORT BY MOROCCAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER, MR. M.A. BOUTALEB AND MRS. BOUTALEB.

    IT WAS THE FIRST VISIT EVER MADE TO AFRICAN BY A U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, AND MR. ROGERS SAID THAT IT WAS PARTICULARLY FITTING THAT HIS FIRST STOP SHOULD BE MOROCCO, BECAUSE THE OLDEST TREATY SIGNED BY THE UNITED STATES WAS CONCLUDED WITH MOROCCO IN 1787.

    AT HIS AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE, MR. ROGERS SAID THERE HAD BEEN SOME MISUNDERSTANDING REGARDING AMERICA'S CURRENT ATTITUDE TO THE MIDDLE EAST SITUATION. THE UNITED STATES HAD ONE INTEREST ALONE, SAID MR. ROGERS, AND THAT WAS TO BRING ABOUT PEACE IN THAT AREA OF THE WORLD.

    BEFORE HE LEFT WASHINGTON, MR. ROGERS SAID THE PURPOSE OF HIS TRIP WAS TO SHOW A NEW INTEREST IN AFRICA, TO GAUGE AFRICAN THINKING TOWARDS THE UNITED STATES IN TERMS OF PARTNERSHIP AND FRIENDSHIP, AND TO HELP PRESIDENT NIXON FORMULATE AN ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY TOWARDS AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAO2QUDD6PA162MRSAZ6AV58P
    Media URN:
    VLVAO2QUDD6PA162MRSAZ6AV58P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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