• Short Summary

    THE DEFENCE COMMISSION OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (O.A.U) AGAIN FAILED TO MEET IN?

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    THE DEFENCE COMMISSION OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (O.A.U) AGAIN FAILED TO MEET IN ADDIS ABABA TODAY (WEDNESDAY), BECAUSE OF LACK OF A QUORUM. DELEGATES DISPERSED AFTER AGREEING TO MEET IN NAIROBI IN LATE JANUARY OR EARLY FEBRUARY.

    HIGH ON THE AGENDA OF THE PLANNED FOUR-DAY MEETING WERE MILITARY ASPECTS OF AFRICAN UNITY AND INTER-AFRICAN COOPERATION ON DEFENCE.

    FILM SHOWS THE FORMAL OPENING ON MONDAY WHICH WAS A ADJOURNED UNTIL TUESDAY IN THE EXPECTATION THAT MORE DELEGATES WOULD ARRIVE. BY THAT AFTERNOON ONLY 21 COUNTRIES WERE REPRESENTED - TWO SHORT OF THE QUORUM. IT WAS NOT KNOWN WHY OTHERS HAD NOT APPEARED.

    AT MONDAY'S MEETING MAJOR GENERAL IYASSU MENGESHA, MINISTER OF STATE IN THE ETHIOPIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY, SAID RECENT EVENTS IN AFRICA HAD DEMONSTRATED BEYOND QUESTION THE NEED FOR PRACTICAL COOPERATION AND COORDINATION BETWEEN AFRICAN STATES IN THE MILITARY SPHERE.

    THE ETHIOPIAN MINISTER SAID: "WE ARE CONFRONTED TODAY WITH THE SPECTACLE OF TWO POWER BLOCS ENGAGED IN A STRUGGLE WHICH, WHICH IT HAS THUS FAR NOT ERUPTED INTO A WORLD-WIDE MILITARY CONFLICT, BUT COULD DO SO AT ANY TIME." HE SAID AFRICAN UNITY AND COOPERATION IN THE MILITARY FIELD WOULD SERVE AS AN INSULATION OF THE CONTINENT AND ITS PEOPLES FROM THE POTENTIALLY DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE COLD WAR.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PJS01HZNB29PTUAY6LH7MYKK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PJS01HZNB29PTUAY6LH7MYKK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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