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Sierra Leone absent from Mano River Meeting

A three-day meeting held in Monrovia to discuss the creation of a parliamentary body for the Mano River Union (MRU)continued Friday in the absence of one of the three member countries of the MRU, according to news organisations. Sierra Leone was absent from the meeting of the MRU, set up in 1973 to promote economic integration and cooperation in trade between Liberia and Sierra Leone, PANA reported. Guinea joined five years later. In recent weeks, member states have been accusing one another of supporting dissident activities and, according to PANA, a Malian parliamentary delegation was attending the Thursday-Saturday meeting as intermediary.

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