• Short Summary

    The Twelfth Council Meeting of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation opened in Lagos on Monday (28 October) to discuss future developments and to review it s rules of financial control.

  • Description

    The Twelfth Council Meeting of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation opened in Lagos on Monday (28 October) to discuss future developments and to review it s rules of financial control.

    Representatives from 20 Commonwealth countries, the East African Community and British overseas territories -- as well as associated states -- are attending the two-week Conference.e It is the first time that the Organisation has met in West Africa it was set up in 1967.

    Opening the Conference, Nigeria's Commissioner for Communications Brigadier Mugtala Muhammed told delegates that, although the Commonwealth had contributed a great deal to the development of global communications, the rate of development among its members must be stepped up.

    He stressed that, if Commonwealth partners are to attract non-Commonwealth countries to use their communications systems, each partner must ensure the easy flow of traffic along its network.

    During his opening address, Bridagier Muhammed spoke of the development of telecommunications systems throughout Africa, and the benefits brought to the emergent nations. A transcript of his speech appears below.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2F5GLEIDCK6BIBUEO4YT5S6HM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2F5GLEIDCK6BIBUEO4YT5S6HM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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