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    THE FIRST HEADS OF STATE ATTENDING NEXT FRIDAY'S ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT CONFERENCE ARRIVED IN ALGIERS TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

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    JAWARA (GAMBIA) GREETED BY BOUMEDIENNE; DADDAH (MAURITANIA) GREETED BY BOUMEDIENNE.




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    Background: THE FIRST HEADS OF STATE ATTENDING NEXT FRIDAY'S ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT CONFERENCE ARRIVED IN ALGIERS TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

    AMONG THE FIRST ARRIVALS WAS SIR DAWDA JAWARA, PRIME MINISTER OF THE WEST AFRICAN STATE OF GAMBIA. SIR DAWDA AND HIS WIFE WERE MET BY PRESIDENT HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE OF ALGERIA AND MEMBERS OF THE GAMBIAN DELEGATION ATTENDING THE O.A.U. MINISTERIAL MEETING, AT PRESENT BEING CONDUCTED NEAR THE ALGERIAN CAPITAL.

    THE NEXT ARRIVAL WAS PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA, WHO WAS ACCORDED A SIMILAR WELCOME BY PRESIDENT BOUMEDIENNE AND WAS GIVEN A MILITARY SALUTE.

    OTHER ARRIVALS LATER IN THE DAY INCLUDED PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA, AND CHIEF OBAFFEMI AWOLOWI, VICE CHAIRMAN OF NIGERIA'S RULING FEDERAL COUNCIL EXECUTIVE. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY TEN OTHER FEDERAL LEADERS.

    THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR IS EXPECTED TO BE HIGH ON THE AGENDA AT THE SUMMIT MEETING, WHICH IS THE FIFTH HELD BY THE OAU. EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA WILL REPORT ON THE CIVIL WAR IN NIGERIA AND ON EFFORTS BEING MADE TO BRING IT TO A HALT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7Q1NASC4KPAIK1S0U62ZWGRH9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Q1NASC4KPAIK1S0U62ZWGRH9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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