Mauritanian President Moktar Ould Daddah has received a government delegation from Cameroon, which presented details of its application to join the Arab League.
GV TILT DOWN Flag-pole TO EXT Presidential Palace
SV INT President Moktar Ould Daddah (right) greets Cameroon Finance Minister Tajidine Said
SV INT M. Said and President Ould Daddah seated on divan
SV Cameroons delegates seated
SV Envoy and President talking
SV Two other Cameroons delegates, Education Minister Ahmed Ould Sidi Baba (left) seated and listening
SV M. Said and President Ould Daddah continue talking (2 shots)
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Background: Mauritanian President Moktar Ould Daddah has received a government delegation from Cameroon, which presented details of its application to join the Arab League. Leading the delegation, which spoke with the president on Thursday (18 August), was Cameroon Finance Minister Tajidine Said.
SYNOPSIS: The delegation was received at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital on the country's southern coast.
President Moktar Ould Daddah, on the right, greets the visiting Finance Minister Tajidine Said. The Cameroon party had been on the road for some time. It's one of three delegations that have been travelling through numerous Arab countries spelling out details backing their claim to join the Arab League. Two of the delegations have been moving through Arabian Gulf countries while Mr. Said's group has visited countries in Northern Africa. Mr. Said told the President Cameroon was very keen to join the League.
He reported they were pleased at the reception in the places they'd already visited before reaching Mauritania. Cameroon will be attending the next meeting of the Arab League in Egypt. The Arab League was founded in March 1945 as a voluntary organisation to strengthen links between members and to co-ordinate general policies. It has 21 member states.