• Short Summary

    The European Economic Community on Tuesday (30 November) assured its 18 African associates that they will not lose out as a result of British membership in the Community.

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    The European Economic Community on Tuesday (30 November) assured its 18 African associates that they will not lose out as a result of British membership in the Community.

    British entry, involving new links between the European Community and 20 members of the British Commonwealth would lesson neither the commercial nor financial benefits which the associates at present enjoy, it was stated.

    The pledge was given by the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Mario Pedini, Acting Chairman of the Six's decision-making Council of Ministers, at a special ministerial session of the Council of Association linking the Six and their former 18 colonies in Africa.

    SYNOPSIS: At the headquarters of the European Economic Community in Brussels on Tuesday, the Common Market assured its 18 African associates they would not less out as a result of British membership in the Community.

    The Italian Deputy Foreign Minister, Signor Mario Pedini, pledged that British entry, involving new links between the European Community and 20 members of the British Commonwealth would lesson neither the commercial nor the financial benefits which the associates at present enjoy. Signor Pedini was Acting-Chairman of the Six's decision-making Council of Ministers at a special ministerial session of the Council of Association linking the Six and their 18 former colonies in Africa.

    The 18 African countries at present benefit form free trade agreements with the Community, and from 375 million pounds worth of non-refundable aid from the Six spread ever a five-year period.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VPSLIXLTXKBCBP8IX8L48KFE
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VPSLIXLTXKBCBP8IX8L48KFE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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