Six proposals aimed at ending the tension between Guinea and Senegal have been recommended by African Heads of State meeting in Monrovia, Liberia.
GV Executive Mansion in Monrovia
SV INTERIOR.. chandelier
SV President Ould Daddah leads Heads of State into conference room
SV General Gowon
SV President Tolbert shakes hands with General Gowon
SCU Hils Selassie
CU President Tolbert makes opening speech
LV Delegates during conference
GV EXTERIOR..Mansion building on second day
SV General Gowon arrives, and enters building (2 shots)
SV President Ahidjo of Cameroun out of car and enters building
SV President Traore of Mali arrives and enters building
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Background: Six proposals aimed at ending the tension between Guinea and Senegal have been recommended by African Heads of State meeting in Monrovia, Liberia.
The leaders, who arrived on Monday (29 May), were meeting as the Organisation of African Unity (O.A.U.) mediation committee.
The members of the committee, chaired by Ethiopia's Emperor Haile Selassie, were President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria, President Ahmadou Ahidjo of Cameroun, President William Tolbert to Liberia, President Moussa Traore of Mali, President Mokter Ould Daddah of Mauritania, and General Yakubu Gowon of Nigeria.
Relations between Senegal and Guinea have been strained since a military attack on Guines in November, 1970, by what has been described as mercenary forces.
The two-day committee meeting ended with the members appealing to President Sekou Toure of Guinea and President Leopold Senghor of Senegal to use their influence to bring about an atmosphere of conciliation in their two countries and in Africa.
The six recommendations cover non-interference in internal affairs, non-aggression except against colonialism, and mutual respect for the rights of each country and its citizens.
SYNOPSIS: The Executive Mansion in Monrovia, Liberia, where African Heads of State began meeting on Monday to discuss the dispute between Senegal and Guinea. Leading the Heads of State into the conference room was President Moktar Ould Daddah, of Mauritania. They were meeting as the Organisation of African Unity mediation committee.
President William Tolbert of Liberia shakes hands with General Yakubu Gowon of Nigeria. Chairing the meeting was Emperor Haile Selassie, of Ethiopia. President Tolbert delivered the opening speech.
The committee meeting continued on the second day, when members hammered out a set of six recommendations aimed at ending the differences between the two countries. Relations between Senegal and Guinea have been strained since a military attack on Guinea in November, 1970, by what has been described as mercenary forces.
President Ahkmadou Ahidjo of Cameroun, President Moussa Traore of Mali and President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria joined other leaders in appealing to Presidents Toure of Guinea and Senghor of Senegal to bring about a reconciliation.