• Short Summary

    THE AFRO-MALAGASY SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAS OPENED IN YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN, WITH ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS HIGH ON THE AGENDA.

  • Description

    THE AFRO-MALAGASY SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAS OPENED IN YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN, WITH ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS HIGH ON THE AGENDA. HEADS OF STATE AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 15 MEMBER COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN ARRIVING IN YAOUNDE OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS FOR THE TOP-LEVEL CONFERENCE.

    AMONG THOSE ARRIVING FOR THE SUMMIT WERE PRESIDENT ALBERT BONGO, OF GABON, PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE, OF CHAD, PRESIDENT HAMANI DIORI, OF NIGER, PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA, OF UPPER VOLTA, AND PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR, OF SENEGAL.

    ALL WERE GREETED BY THE HOST, PRESIDENT AHMADOU AHIDJO, OF CAMEROUN.

    PRESIDENT PHILIBERT TSIRANANA, OF MADAGASCAR, WHO ARRIVED ON TUESDAY (27 JANUARY), WAS LATER TAKEN ILL AND LEFT FOR HOME.

    OTHER HEADS OF STATE ATTENDING THE SUMMIT INCLUDE PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU, OF CONGO-KINSHASA, PRESIDENT JEAN-BEDEL BOKASSA, OF CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

    REPRESENTATIVES OF DAHOMEY, TOGO, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, RWANDA AND MAURITIUS ARE ALSO THERE.

    AMONG THE EARLY MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED DURING THE FOUR-DAY MEETING ARE THE CREATION OF A MEAT MARKETING BOARD FOR THE O.C.A.M. COUNTRIES.

    ALSO BEFORE THE DELEGATES IS A PROPOSED APPLICATION BY MAURITIUS FOR LINKS WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET. ALL THE OTHER 14 MEMBERS HAVE AN AID AND TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE SIX-NATION EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA20ID6TLMBEYPO4MFRATQ4ZN4Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA20ID6TLMBEYPO4MFRATQ4ZN4Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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