The Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Mr William Eteki Mboumoua,said in Lagos on Tuesday (1 JULY) that African countries were working together with Arab countries to solve the energy crisis.
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TRANSCRIPT: "Afro-Arab solidarity is not a new thing. In the past, I think you know the links of Arab culture in South Africa is a fact and politically we support Africans support the Arab cause for the liberation of Palestine.After this energy crisis,we try to find a solution with our friends of Arabic countries to solve this problem of energy, and OAU created a committee of seven countries to try to deal with this matter.Now one way of organising this cooperation more operatively and OAU have a committee of twelve also and we try to organise this matter."
The Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity, Mr William Eteki Mboumoua was interviewed in Lagos on Afro-Arab relations.
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Background: The Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Mr William Eteki Mboumoua,said in Lagos on Tuesday (1 JULY) that African countries were working together with Arab countries to solve the energy crisis.
Mr Mboumoua said in an interview that an OAU committee of 12 countries was trying to solve the energy problem with a similar committee in the Arab League.
He also confirmed that the venue of the annual OAU summit will take place as scheduled in Kampala,Uganda,next month.
This was Mr Mboumoua's first official visit to Nigeria since he assumed office last year. During his three-day visit,Mr Mboumoua called on the head of State General Yakubu Gowon to discuss a wide range of subjects covering the African contingent and the OAU itself.And General Gowon reiterated his string belief in, and total commitment to, the OAU during the talks.