• Short Summary

    A CONFERENCE OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN CUSTOMS AND ECONOMIC UNION (UDEAC) OPENED LAST SATURDAY (7 DECEMBER) IN BRAZZAVILLE.

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    DELEGATES ARRIVE FOR MEETING; BABACKAS AND AWANA; CAMEROUNS DELEGATES; CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC DELEGATES; CONGOLESE DELEGATES; GABON DELEGATE; DELEGATES LEAVE.




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    Background: A CONFERENCE OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN CUSTOMS AND ECONOMIC UNION (UDEAC) OPENED LAST SATURDAY (7 DECEMBER) IN BRAZZAVILLE. REPRESENTATIVES OF GABON, CAMEROUN AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, AS WELL AS CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, TOOK PART IN THE CONFERENCE.

    THE MEETING WAS OPENED BY THE STEERING COMMITTEE'S CHAIRMAN, M. BABACKAS. HE AS ASSISTED BY MR. OUANA AWANA, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF UDEAC.

    THE MEETING PREPARED SOME OF THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE ANNUAL HEADS OF STATE CONFERENCE OF UDEAC WHICH OPENED IN BRAZZAVILLE TODAY (MONDAY). THIS CONFERENCE IS EXPECTED TO DEAL MAINLY WITH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE DECISION OF CHAD AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC TO LEAVE THE ORGANISATION EARLIER THIS YEAR. BOTH COUNTRIES ARE NOW MEMBERS, WITH CONGO-KINSHASA, OF THE UNION OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES (UEAC).

    IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY IN BRAZZAVILLE, THAT THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC HAS DECIDED TO QUIT UEAC. THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE BY THE REPUBLIC'S PRESIDENT, BRIGADIER-GENERAL JEAN BEDEL BOKASSA, WHO IS IN BRAZZAVILLE FOR THE TWO-DAY CONFERENCE.

    THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC WOULD REVERT TO FULL MEMBERSHIP OF UDEAC, GENERAL BOKASSA SAID.

    UDEAC SOURCES SAID THAT BOTH THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND CHAD, WHOSE LEADERS WERE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETING, MIGHT DECIDE TO TAKE PART AGAIN IN THE CUSTOMS UNION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA482BHVRROAZ6DIIYAJXSG829R
    Media URN:
    VLVA482BHVRROAZ6DIIYAJXSG829R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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