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    The views of two European countries were heard at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday (11 April) in a special debate on the problems of raw materials and economic development
    The Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Mr.

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    GV PAN FROM General Assembly delegates TO speaker
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    2.
    LV Sectretary General and other officials
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    3.
    SV Netharlands Foreign Minister speaking
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    4.
    SV Assembly delegates seated (3 shots)
    1.01

    5.
    SV Belgian delegate speaking
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    MR. MAX VAN DER STOEL: "Only world-wide arrangements, covering almost all producers and as many consumers as possible, can form a solution and serve as a basis for new economic relations, based on equality, common interests, justice and cooperation. The time is ripe to assess the increasing need for international arrangements aimed at a global policy of interdependence. This Special Session seems therefore well timed."



    AMBASSADOR EDUARD LONGERSTAEY; "Perhaps the industrial world has offered too little up to now and perhaps the third world has asked for too much: this has regularly led us into inprofitable opposition. As the representatives of a small country which, however, has suffered from national self-interest in the course of its history, I wish to appeal here to all States, both great and small, to adopt a new approach to the problem of development by engaging in a genuine dialogue as a start along the road to grated solidarity."




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    Background: The views of two European countries were heard at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday (11 April) in a special debate on the problems of raw materials and economic development
    The Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Max van der Stoel, in his address, cautioned other developed nations against opting for all-out economic self-sufficiency as the answer to high commodities prices and shortages. Mr. vander Stoel, whose country is still a target of the Arab oil embargo, said recent events had brought home dramatically the realities of interdependence. His solution was a policy of world co-operation.

    The Belgian Ambassador, Edouard Longestaey, who also spoke on Thursday, the third day of the special session, urged "more appropriate ways" of enabling the developing countries to take part in the expansion of world trade in a more balanced manner. Interdependence and solidarity was also his theme. A translation of Mr. Longerstaey's French speech follows:
    The present crisis, Ambassador Longerstaey said, threatened mainly those who lived on the brink of human degradation. They had the right to demand that the U.N. 's deliberation would not be in vain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6AHSKFLSEBPQJ5PCH4GN2BI24
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AHSKFLSEBPQJ5PCH4GN2BI24
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
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    N/A

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