• Short Summary

    A TWO-DAY MINISTERIAL MEETING OPENED IN LUXEMBOURG YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AT WHICH MINISTERS OF FIVE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES AND REPRESENTATIVES AT 18 AFRO-MALAGASY NATIONS ARE NEGOTIATING CONDITIONS FOR A SECOND 5-YEAR TERM OF THE YAOUNDE CONVENTION ON AID AND TRADE.

  • Description

    A TWO-DAY MINISTERIAL MEETING OPENED IN LUXEMBOURG YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AT WHICH MINISTERS OF FIVE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES AND REPRESENTATIVES AT 18 AFRO-MALAGASY NATIONS ARE NEGOTIATING CONDITIONS FOR A SECOND 5-YEAR TERM OF THE YAOUNDE CONVENTION ON AID AND TRADE.

    M. GASTON THORN, THE LUXEMBOURG FOREIGN MINISTER AND ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, IS CHAIRMAN OF THE CURRENT SESSION AND PRINCIPAL SPOKESMAN FOR ITS EUROPEAN PARTICIPANTS. M. KONAN BEDIE, ECONOMIC AND FINANCE MINISTER OF THE IVORY COAST, IS ACTING AS SPOKESMAN FOR THE AFRO-MALAGASY STATES. M. REY, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, WAS ANOTHER PROMINENT DELEGATE.

    PRELIMINARY EXCHANGES WERE CHIEFLY CONCERNED WITH A RISE IN THE ITALIAN CONTRIBUTION, AND WITH AFRICAN REQUESTS FOR A CONSIDERABLE INCREASE IN THE TOTAL ALLOCATION TO COUNTERACT THE EFFECTS OF RISING COSTS AND POPULATION, TO HELP THEM INDUSTRIALISE, AND TO COUNTERACT THE EFFECTS OF PRICE DROPS AND NATURAL DISASTERS ON TROPICAL GOODS.

    THE TOTAL FOR THE FIRST FIVE-YEAR TERM, WHICH EXPIRED ON 31 MAY THIS YEAR, WAS 362,500,000 POUNDS STERLING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1KIO0R1TSSHFZOR1MUH26RFAO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KIO0R1TSSHFZOR1MUH26RFAO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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