• Short Summary

    The largest meeting of French speaking African countries in France for about fifteen years started at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on Tuesday (November 13).

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    The largest meeting of French speaking African countries in France for about fifteen years started at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on Tuesday (November 13).

    The meeting was the idea of President Hamani Diori of Niger but there has been some argument over what it should be about. The African countries are attending and the presidents of our met before the summit too try and settle their differences.

    One group, led by Senegalese President Leopold Sedar Senghor, believe the conference should demonstrate Franco-African solidarity on African problems - particularly relations with Europe. The other group thought the summit should deal with monetary questions.

    Some observers believe the French Government has been a little embarrassed by the building up of the meeting as a prelude to a french Commonwealth.

    In the end the agenda seemed to include the topics both groups wished to discuss. Monetary relations among the Franc zone member states; the association of African countries within the Common Market and cultural matters within the French speaking African community were among the questions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA58M7WH5GHGHN6CYGK4T59WPJJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA58M7WH5GHGHN6CYGK4T59WPJJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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