In Ethiopia, a four-day meeting of the African Regional Organisation for Standardisation opened on Wednesday (11 January).
GV Africa Hall in Addis Ababa.
GV INTERIOR Secretary-General Adebayo Adedji speaking in English and delegates from Cameroun, Egypt, Ethiopia and Kenya listening. (4 shots)
CU Mr. Adedeji continues speaking in English.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: ADEDEJI: "I have already (indistinct) the need to undertake promotional work, to get countries that have not yet ratified the constitution of ARSO to do so as soon as possible. Related to this is the need to ensure that all African countries have national standards of organisation. Without effective national standards of organisation in each African country, regional standards organisation would be effective, if African countries are to meet the limit agreed, if we are to minimise the cost, real cost, not justify national calls for industrialisation. That we must get standards, national standards (indistinct) is just as important as industrial development."
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Background: In Ethiopia, a four-day meeting of the African Regional Organisation for Standardisation opened on Wednesday (11 January). The organisation aims to achieve uniform standards for a wide range of products throughout Africa. Established a year ago by 17 African countries, the organisation also is concerned with areas such as quality control and metrication. ARSO's ruling Council met at Africa Hall in Addis Ababa.
SYNOPSIS: Executive Secretary-General Adebayo Adedeji addressed the opening session.