• Short Summary

    Delegates from fourteen countries gathered for a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the African Malagasy and Mauritian Common Organisation (OCAM) in Port Louis, Mauritius on Wednesday (25 April).

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    Delegates from fourteen countries gathered for a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the African Malagasy and Mauritian Common Organisation (OCAM) in Port Louis, Mauritius on Wednesday (25 April).

    The main purpose of the meeting was to prepare for the Heads of State summit of the member-countries scheduled to be held in Mauritius from May 2 to 7.

    Relations with the European Economic Community (EEC) was one of the main subjects of discussion at the meeting. The Mauritian Minister of External Affairs, Mr. Gaetan Duval, who was elected President of the Council of Ministers, urged member states to increase their efforts to safeguard their trading position. Especially in the face of forthcoming talks by the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and renegotiations of the Yaounde Convention. The convention groups 19 African states (including all OCAM members) in a trade agreement with the European Economic Community.

    He also said that the entry of Britain into the EEC forced OCAM members to make realistic moves towards the English-speaking countries of African with a view to including them in a restricted organisation.

    The members of OCAM are Cameroun Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Cabon, Upper Volta, Malagasy Republic, Mauritius, Niger, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, Senegal, Chad, Togo and the Congo.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6KCN7KGRO08UCL3LEHCL7MA6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KCN7KGRO08UCL3LEHCL7MA6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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