A summit meeting in Bamako last weekend (July 26) to plan development of the River Senegal, also produced a major economic and social agreement between Mali and Senegal.
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Background: A summit meeting in Bamako last weekend (July 26) to plan development of the River Senegal, also produced a major economic and social agreement between Mali and Senegal.
President Moussa Traore of Mali was joined by President Leopold Senghor of Senegal in signing the documents that set up a joint commission to promote economic growth, social development, and technical and cultural exchanges.
The commission will be at ministerial level. Foreign Ministers and other government officials form both countries will meet once a year to consult on major bilateral, African and world affairs.
During the earlier summit, the two heads of state had been joined by Mauritanian President Moktar Ould Daddah in working out detailed plans to the Senegal River project. The huge scheme envisages hydroelectric stations, irrigation and navigation projects and won't be completed until well into the next century.