A conference of African Socialist political parties will be held in Tunis in January, 1975.?
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SV President Bourguiba out of aircraft and greeted by President Senghor
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Background: A conference of African Socialist political parties will be held in Tunis in January, 1975. It was announced in Dakar, capital of Senegal, on December 28th. The announcement was made by President Senghor and President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia who was at the and of his three day visit to Senegal.
Senegal was the fourth African country President Bourguiba had visited in a tour to strengthen co-operation between Africa and the Arab world. During his visit he also presented the Bourguiba Prize for Peace and Intercommunal Co-operation to President Senghor in his capacity as President of the World federation of Twinned Towns.
Senegal and Tunisia already operate a mutual technical aid agency. Their joint economic committee will meet in Tunis next March to study banking relations, the formation of joint companies and their relations with the European Common Market.
SYNOPSIS: President Bourguiba of Tunisia recently visited Senegal as part of his African tour aimed at strengthening ties between Africa and the Arab world. He was greeted at Dakar Airport by President Senghor.
The two Presidents issued a joint communique announcing that a conference of African Socialist political parties would be held in Tunis in January 1975.
The aim of the conference would be to study 'the most adequate ways and means of achieving socialism in Africa.' Two special committees will organise it.
Meantime, there's to be a meeting of the joint Senegalese-Tunisian economic committee next March to study financial relations, the formation of joint companies and the two countries' relations with the European Common Market.
During his visit, President Bourguiba was to present the Bourguiba Prize for Peace and Intercommunal Co-operation to President Senghor in his capacity as President of the World Federation of Twinned Towns.