• Short Summary

    In Belgium ministers from the nine members of the European Economic Community and from 53 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have been reviewing a trade and aid agreement.

  • Description

    In Belgium ministers from the nine members of the European Economic Community and from 53 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have been reviewing a trade and aid agreement.

    SYNOPSIS: The two day talks began on Monday (13 March) in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

    The meeting is held annually to review progress made under the four year Lome Convention. It is a preferential trade and aid agreement between the European Community and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, ACP.

    At the meeting the Jamaican Foreign Minister, Mr. P.J. Patterson, outlined some of the Problems experienced by the ACP States. He said freer trade and reduced demand for ACP goods were disrupting life in countries which exported raw materials such as bananas, sugar, rum and beef.

    He added that an EEC scheme to stabilise export earnings of developing countries was generally working well though problems were caused by administrative delays. Another part of the agreement relates to aid for ACP states. EEC officials announced that aid projects worth about 1.5 billion dollars are under way. The agreement runs until 1980 renewal talks are scheduled later this year.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5C2K1NY56196J027RGGH0WID5
    Media URN:
    VLVA5C2K1NY56196J027RGGH0WID5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment