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    Representatives of seven West African nations met in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, on Tuesday (12 March) to discuss the harmonising of their postal and telecommunications systems.

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    Representatives of seven West African nations met in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, on Tuesday (12 March) to discuss the harmonising of their postal and telecommunications systems.

    The meeting was the 17th session of the Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations of West African States -- grouping the Ivory Coast, Niger, Dahomey, Upper Volta, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal.

    The aim was to harmonise charges and rules among the member states.

    Delegates to the five-day meeting also discussed the problems of training specialists in two regional schools -- one in the Ivory Coast and the other at Rufisque in Senegal.

    Another major topic was the forthcoming 17th Congress of the Universal Postal Union, due to be held in Lausanne in Switzerland in three months.

    SYNOPSIS: A conferences of West African postal and telecommunications authorities opened in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan on Tuesday. The conference was attended by delegates from the Ivory Coast, Niger, Dahomey, Upper Volta, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. The aim was to harmonise the postal and telecommunications systems of the seven states.

    The conference also included displays of some of the latest electronic telecommunications equipment. The delegates discussed the problems of training specialists to use the equipment at schools in the Ivory Coast and Senegal.

    The new equipment was demonstrated by representatives of international electronics companies. The delegates to the five-day conference also discussed the forthcoming congress of the Universal Postal Union, to be held in Switzerland in three months.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA11VITC2UVLEWAWYOYH3L8YKHY
    Media URN:
    VLVA11VITC2UVLEWAWYOYH3L8YKHY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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