Colonel Moussa Traore, the Malian President flew to Nouakchott on Monday (12 May) for a two-day official visit to Mauritania.
SV President Traore off aircraft greeted by President Ould Daddah and other dignitaries
SV & GV Presidents stand to attention as national anthems are played (2 shots)
SV PAN Soldier with flag
SV Presidents shake hands with dignitaries
GV Guard of honour PAN TO Presidents inspecting and leaving (2 shots)
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Background: Colonel Moussa Traore, the Malian President flew to Nouakchott on Monday (12 May) for a two-day official visit to Mauritania. The Colonel headed a delegation for what was officially described as a friendly visit.
At an airport news conference, the Malian President told journalists he would be discussing matters of bilateral and international concern with President Ould Daddah, especially questions of African interest. Asked about Arab-African relations, Colonel Traore stressed the importance of cooperation through many channels including the Arab language and Islamic conferences. He also said he would like to visit several Arab nations.