• Short Summary

    EXHIBITION STANDS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES WERE WELL REPRESENTED WHEN FRENCH PRESIDENT M.

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    EXHIBITION STANDS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES WERE WELL REPRESENTED WHEN FRENCH PRESIDENT M. POMPIDOU VISITED THE PARIS FAIR ON THURSDAY (29 APRIL).

    THE FRENCH HAVE ADOPTED THREE THEMES FOR THE FAIR THIS YEAR. CAMPING AND TOURISM ARE THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS FOR THE VISITORS, WHILE AN IDEAL HOME STAND IS PROVING A GREAT SUCCESS. FRENCH WINE AND FOOD STANDS HAVE ALSO PROVED POPULAR AT THE FAIR.

    SYNOPSIS: EXHIBITION STANDS FROM MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES WERE WELL REPRESENTED AT THE PARIS FAIR WHEN FRENCH PRESIDENT M. POMPIDOU MADE A SHORT VISIT ON THURSDAY. AMONG THE AFRICAN STANDS WAS THIS ONE FROM SENEGAL WITH ITS HOST FROM THAT COUNTRY.

    THE MAIN THEME OF THIS YEAR'S FAIR IS BUILDING. THE FRENCH EXHIBITS HAVE FEATURED CAMPING AND CARAVAN HOLIDAY-MAKING. THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC FEATURED GOODS MADE FOR THE EXPORT-MARKET, CONCENTRATING MAINLY ON HOME DECORATION. THE MAURITANIA STAND CONCENTRATED ON FOOD AND LEATHER EXHIBITS. THE COUNTRY IS FAMED FOR ITS LEATHER ENGRAVING AND EXOTIC FOODS.

    THE CONGO PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC ALSO EXHIBITED GOODS AT THE PARIS FAIR WHICH IS USUALLY HELD AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR.

    AMONG THE MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES REPRESENTED AT THIS YEAR'S FAIR WERE SAUDI ARABIA, KUWAIT AND IRAQ. THE PARIS FAIR IS ALWAYS A GREAT DRAW-CARD FOR THE FOREIGN VISITORS IN FRANCE. MANY CONSUMER EXPORT ORDERS ARE PLACED BY BUSINESSMEN FROM ABROAD. THIS YEAR'S FAIR WAS BEEN DESIGNED TO SHOW GENERAL ASPECTS OF MODERN-DAY FRENCH LIVING.

    PAKISTAN WAS ALSO REPRESENTED AT THE FAIR, ALONG WITH EXHIBITS FROM ALGERIA. GREAT INTEREST WAS SHOWN IN THE DISPLAYS OF ALGERIAN CLOTHING.

    THE MOROCCAN STAND SPECIALISED IN SHOWING FRUIT GROWN IN THE COUNTRY ORGANISERS OF THIS YEAR'S FAIR HAVE EMPHASISED FOOD AND WINE PRODUCE FROM THE EXHIBITING COUNTRIES AS ONE OF THE MAIN SECTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6G4ATQDMNCIJSNWFU58RPQLCN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6G4ATQDMNCIJSNWFU58RPQLCN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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