The leaders of four West African countries held a summit meeting in Togo on Saturday (6 September) on pressing African problems.
SV President of Togo seated at table.
SV Representative of Mali seated at table.
SV President of Upper Volta.
President of Niger seated.
SV Upper Volta President signing document.
SV Niger signing.
Togo President signing.
SV Mali representative signing.
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Background: The leaders of four West African countries held a summit meeting in Togo on Saturday (6 September) on pressing African problems.
The Presidents of Togo, Gnassingbe Eyadema; Upper Volta, Aboubakar Sangoule Lamizana; Niger, Seyni Kountche; and the Vice-President of the Military Committee for National Liberation, Baba Diarra, representing the President of Mali, met for talks in the capital, Lome.
One of the main points under discussion was the border dispute between Upper Volta and Mali.
The four nations issued a statement at the end of their talks reaffirming their support for the establishment of a new agreement among them based on fairness, justice and equality.
The also expressed their support for the continuation of the United Nations. They pledged solidarity with people living under foreign rule, particularly those in South West Africa.
The four leaders also called on the three Angolan fronts to work together for unity and not against each other.
The statement said there had been lengthy discussions on pressing world and African problems. They had also agreed to lend their support and cooperation to the recommendations passed by the Organisation of African Unity.