• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Twenty journalists from ten African countries gathered in the Ivory Coast on Tuesday (22 February) for an information seminar organised by the World Bank.

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    INTRODUCTION: Twenty journalists from ten African countries gathered in the Ivory Coast on Tuesday (22 February) for an information seminar organised by the World Bank.

    SYNOPSIS: The seminar was entitled "Dialogue for Development". It lasted three days and was held in the capital of Abidjan. It's the first time in the Bank's history that journalists have been briefed at an organised seminar on the difficult and complex economic and social problems the bank faces.

    The bank's vice-president. Roger Chaufournier, chaired the meeting. He told the delegates the seminar was intended to draw attention to the problems of development and to the need to raise contributions to the third world countries.

    The Ivory Coast government was represented by the Information Minister, M. Laurent Diba Fologo. He helped organise the seminar.

    After the official opening, the delegates were taken to the Ivory Coat's television complex at Bouake, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) from the capital. It was financed partly by the World Bank, Canada, France and the Ivory Coast.

    The journalists came from Benin, Cameroun, the Congo, Upper Volta, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Zaire and the Ivory Coast. They were given an extensive tour around the six year-old complex and were shown some of the latest equipment available for television transmission. Seminar speakers stressed the need for people in all countries to try and understand each other better. They said the journalists were in the best position of all to foster that understanding.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EUL02RDVTAN15EKPOSF5I20B
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EUL02RDVTAN15EKPOSF5I20B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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