• Short Summary

    THE FIRST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GOVERNORS OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK IS BEING HELD IN ABIDJAN THIS WEEK.

  • Description

    THE FIRST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GOVERNORS OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK IS BEING HELD IN ABIDJAN THIS WEEK.

    M. AUGUSTE DENISE, THE IVORY COAST MINISTER OF STATE, REPRESENTED IVORY COAST PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY AT MONDAY'S OPENING MEETING. IN HIS SPEECH HE ASKED THE BANK'S GOVERNORS TO LEAVE ASIDE ALL DOGMATISM AND TO ANALYSE THE REASON FOR -- "THE INSUFFICIENT DEVELOPMENT OF OUR COUNTRIES".

    THE MEETING IS ATTENDED BY ALL OF ITS 27 MEMBER STATES.

    THE BANK'S ACTING PRESIDENT, M. JEAN MARIE KONE, PAID TRIBUTE TO THE LATE CHIEF FESTUS OKOTIE-ECOH, THE NIGERIAN FINANCE MINISTER AND THE BANK'S PRESIDENT, WHO WAS KILLED IN THE ARMY COUP EARLIER THIS YEAR.

    SINCE THEN M. KONE HAD TAKEN OVER THE PRESIDENTIAL DUTIES AND TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HE WAS UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED PRESIDENT.

    ON THE AGENDA OF THE CLOSED SESSION IS THE QUESTION OF BANK MEMBERSHIP BY MALAWI AND ZAMBIAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YM2FGRXAUHNVP2RS5ETDWB91
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YM2FGRXAUHNVP2RS5ETDWB91
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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