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France promises to reimburse Mauritania for Dakar Rally's cancellation

Updated: February 8, 2008, 12:03 PM ET
Associated Press

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania -- France intends to reimburse Mauritania for financial losses from last month's cancellation of the Dakar Rally, which was called off because of the possibility of terrorism.

France Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner made the promise Friday, adding his country would increase its cooperation with Mauritania on security.

"It's true that we have damaged the image of Mauritania as well as its tourism economy, but we will ask businessmen and French investors to return ...

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