President William Tolbert of Liberia has been holding talks with leading officials of the European Common Market in Belgium.
GV TILT DOWN: Roy Jenkins, EEC President, walks out of Commission building in Brussels and greets President Tolbert of Liberia.
SV: Jenkins and Tolbert enter building.
GV: Flags of EEC nations in front of Commission building.
SV INTERIOR: Jenkins and Tolbert talking in President's office with other officials (3 shots)
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Background: President William Tolbert of Liberia has been holding talks with leading officials of the European Common Market in Belgium. The discussion centred on improved trade and diplomatic relations between Europe and Liberia, as well as other African countries.
SYNOPSIS: At Common Market headquarters in Brussels Roy Jenkins -- President of the EEC Commission -- was waiting to greet President Tolbert on Friday (14 December). The Liberian head of state had arrived from a three-day visit to Britain, where he had talks with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He also met British businessmen to discuss investment opportunities in Liberia.
Aside from his meeting with Roy Jenkins, President Tolbert saw the ambassadors of developing countries with close links to the Common Market nations through trade and assistance programmes.
Mr Jenkins discussed ways of increasing EEC imports from Liberia to achieve a better balance in bilateral trade. Liberia's trade figures with one Common Market country -- Britain -- show President Tolbert's government importing far more than it exports. Official figures show Britain exporting more than 50 million U.S. dollars' worth of manufactured goods, but importing only 18 million dollars of iran ore, rubber and coffee.