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    ARRIVING AT ACCRA LAST THURSDAY (20TH MARCH) MR LESTER PEARSON SAID HE WAS TRAVELLING THE WORLD TALKING WITH GOVERNMENTS ABOUT AID PROBLEMS.

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    ARRIVING AT ACCRA LAST THURSDAY (20TH MARCH) MR LESTER PEARSON SAID HE WAS TRAVELLING THE WORLD TALKING WITH GOVERNMENTS ABOUT AID PROBLEMS. HE IS NOW CHAIRMAN OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, AND HAD FLOWN FROM ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST, AT THE INVITATION OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL.

    THE FORMER CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AND HIS SPECIAL ASSISTANT, MR A. HART, A FORMER CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO GHANA.

    AT ACCRA'S KOTOKA AIRPORT, THE PARTY WAS MET BY THE GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT'S CHIEF OF STATE PROTOCOL, MR K.B. AYENSU, AND THE CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER, MR DOUGLAS HICKS.

    AT A RECEPTION IN THE EXECUTIVE LOUNGE, MR PEARSON TOLD THE COMMISSIONER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, MR MANNIN, THAT HE HAD A SPECIAL FEELING FOR GHANA, AND WAS VERY HAPPY TO BE VISITING THERE.

    TO NEWSMEN, MR PEARSON SAID THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR DEVELOPMENT WAS FORMED IN AUGUST LAST YEAR (1968) WITH THE FINANCIAL BACKING OF THE WORLD BANK. THE JOB OF THE COMMISSION WAS TO RECOMMEND THE BEST POLICIES AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH OF BOTH DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

    HE TOLD THE NEWSMEN THAT THE SEVEN MEMBER COMMISSION WOULD REPORT IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR TO ALL THE GOVERNMENTS CONCERNED.

    MR PEARSON ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE COMMISSION WOULD BE HELD IN KAMPALA, UGANDA, TOMORROW (MONDAY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ECB59AE8L9KU4H6N285BEP0P
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ECB59AE8L9KU4H6N285BEP0P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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