• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN OF LIBERIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CALLED ON WEST AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE NOT TO LET PSYCHOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL DIFFERENCES PREVAIL OVER THEIR WILL FOR REGIONAL INTEGRATION.

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    DELEGATES ARRIVE; CONFERENCE IN SESSION; TUBMAN SPEAKING - SOUND ON FILM.



    TUBMAN: "WITHIN OUR REGION, I HAVE COME TO RELY HEAVILY UPON IMPORTS, THE COMMON MARKET TO SATISFY MOST OF OUR NEEDS. OUR EXPORTS ARE INSUFFICIENT TO PROVIDE THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE OF WHICH WE ARE NOW SO MUCH IN NEED. FOR US, IT IS NO LONGER A QUESTION OF MERELY IDENTIFYING OUR PROBLEM. OUR CONCERN IS PRINCIPALLY THE RAPIDITY OF WHICH WE CAN FIND ANSWERS TO OUR PROBLEMS IN A WORLD IN WHICH NATIONAL SELF INTEREST LENDS ONLY PATRONAGE TO THESE PROBLEMS.



    "THE FIRST PHASE OF OUR ACTION AT THIS MEETING SHOULD BE TO DRAW UPON THE POLITICAL VIEW TO OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES OF CO-OPERATION, TO MAKE THE POLITICAL COMMITMENTS THAT DEFINE OUR HOPE AND TO CREATE THE MACHINERY THAT WILL BEGIN TO TRANSLATE OUR HOPES INTO REALITY BY COORDINATING AND IDENTIFYING PRIORITIES - SUPERVISING THOSE MEASURES THAT WILL MOVE OUR JOINT PROJECT FORWARD.




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    Background: PRESIDENT TUBMAN OF LIBERIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) CALLED ON WEST AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE NOT TO LET PSYCHOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL DIFFERENCES PREVAIL OVER THEIR WILL FOR REGIONAL INTEGRATION. HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A WEST AFRICAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE ON REGIONAL CO-OPERATION, IN MONROVIA, THE LIBERIAN CAPITAL.

    THE 14 NATION CONFERENCE IS TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBLE FORMATION OF A WEST AFRICAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY. A SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS, MEETING IN MONROVIA LAST WEEK, HAD SUBMITTED PROPOSALS ON THE MEANS OF ESTABLISHING THE COMMUNITY. THE COMMITTEE SUBMITTED AMENDMENTS TO THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION, PROPOSED IN ACCRA LAST YEAR.

    AS THE HEADS OF STATE GATHERED YESTERDAY TO BEGIN THEIR STUDY OF THE PROPOSALS, PRESIDENT TUBMAN URGED THEM TO "COMMIT THEIR NATIONS, AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, TO THE PATH OF ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA62EHK5P1ZOV19VT3U433KRJK9
    Media URN:
    VLVA62EHK5P1ZOV19VT3U433KRJK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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