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    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA OPENED AN INTERNATIONAL COPPER CONFERENCE IN LUSAKA ON THURSDAY. HE?

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    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA OPENED AN INTERNATIONAL COPPER CONFERENCE IN LUSAKA ON THURSDAY. HE TOLD DELEGATES THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE A CONTROLLING INTEREST IN THE AFFAIRS OF COPPER MINING COMPANIES -- THOUGH HE INDICATED THAT THIS DID NOT NECESSARILY MEAN NATIONALISATION.

    DELEGATES FROM CONGO (KINS.), CHILE, PERU, AND ZAMBIA ARE ATTENDING THE EIGHT-DAY CONFERENCE. THOSE COUNTRIES ARE ALL MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF THE FREE MARKET AND HAVE COMBINED ANNUAL OUTPUT OF 1.75 MILLION TONS, SUPPLYING 75 PER CENT OF EUROPE'S IMPORTS. UGANDA AND BOTSWANA ALSO SENT OBSERVERS.

    DR. KAUNDA SAID ANY GOVERNMENT WORTH ITS SALT WOULD ENSURE THAT THE MINING COMPANIES WERE EXPLOITING ITS NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE GENERAL INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY. IF THE COMPANIES WERE OUT OF TOUCH, THERE WAS LIKELY TO BE A CLASH INTERESTS RESULTING IN NATIONALISATION OR SOME OTHER "ISATION" DR. KAUNDA SAID.

    REPLYING TO THE PRESIDENT'S OPENING ADDRESS, MR. HALES, THE CHILEAN MINES MINISTER, URGED THE FORMATION OF AN INTER-GOVERNMENTAL COUNCIL AS A PERMANENT BODY TO IMPLEMENT JOINT MEASURES OF PRICE SAFEGUARDING AND MARKETING IMPROVEMENTS.

    YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FOLLOWING A DAY OF TECHNICAL PAPERS, THE CONFERENCE SPLIT INTO THREE COMMISSIONS TO DEBATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON A WIDE VARIETY OF INDUSTRY PROBLEMS.

    ONE OF THE COMMISSIONS, A NINE-MAN GROUP PRESIDED OVER BY CONGO (KINS.), WILL LOOK INTO SUITABLE FORMS FOR JOINT ACTION ON COPPER AND WILL DEBATE THE CHILEAN SUGGESTION THAT THE LUSAKA MEETING SHOULD SET UP A PERMANENT COUNCIL.

    ANOTHER GROUP, PRESIDED OVER BY PERU, WILL LOOK INTO COPPER MARKETING PROBLEMS AND A THIRD GROUP, PRESIDED OVER BY CHILE, WILL DEAL WITH LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS, AND ALSO DEBATE LABOUR PROBLEMS.

    THE COMMISSIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO FINISH THEIR WORK ON MONDAY WHEN THE STEERING COMMITTEE, MADE UP OF HEADS OF DELEGATIONS, WILL FORMULATE RESOLUTIONS FROM THEIR REPORTS FOR CONSIDERATION BY FULL PLENARY SESSIONS. THE CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED TO END ON WEDNESDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3MMGQIB6WVMCS3GX9650DPPSI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3MMGQIB6WVMCS3GX9650DPPSI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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