Vice-President Walter Mondale of the United States has left Senegal at the end of a two day visit.
SV INTERIOR U.S. Vice-President Walter Mondale shaking hands with President Leopold Senghor of Senegal, in Dakar, Senegal.
SV INTERIOR Mr. Mondale and President Senghor seated during their talks at the Presidential Palace.
GV Mr. Mondale arrives at harbour in car protected by guards.
SV Mr. Mondale walking along harbour and on to ferry. (2 SHOTS)
GV Ferry leaving wharf.
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Background: Vice-President Walter Mondale of the United States has left Senegal at the end of a two day visit. Mr. Mondale who is on a four-nation West African tour left for Niger on Saturday (19 July).
SYNOPSIS: Vice-President Mondale who met Senegalese President Leopold Senghor in Dakar is the first senior foreign diplomat to meet the country's political leaders.
Mr. Mondale thanked the President for Senegalese support for the United States on the Iranian hostages issue.
United States aid to Senegal this year will be U.S. 27 million dollars, and Mr. Mondale has given an assurance that America will continue to give aid to this economically troubled West African State.
Mr. Mondale and President Senghor agreed on their concern over Soviet and Cuban influence in Africa. Mr. Mondale left Senegal for Niger, the capital of Niamey, on Saturday. He then flies on to Nigeria.