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    M. JEAN MARC LEGER, SECRETARY OF THE FRENCH-SPEAKING CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION AGENCY, FORMED TO?

  • Description

    M. JEAN MARC LEGER, SECRETARY OF THE FRENCH-SPEAKING CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION AGENCY, FORMED TO PROMOTE CLOSE TIES BETWEEN FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES AND PEOPLE IN AFRICA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, HAS ARRIVED IN DAKAR, CAPITAL OF SENEGAL, TO EXPLAIN THE AIMS OF THE ORGANISATION. HE SPOKE TO NEWSMEN SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL.

    THE AGENCY FOR CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION WAS FORMED AT A MEETING IN NIAMEY, NIGER, ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM 39 FRENCH - SPEAKING COUNTRIES, REPRESENTING NEARLY 185-MILLION PEOPLE ON FIVE CONTINENTS.

    THE CONFERENCE UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDED THAT THE ORGANISATION BE CREATED IMMEDIATELY, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF NIGER'S PRESIDENT HABANI DIORI AND M. JEAN MARC LEGER.

    ITS AIMS ARE TO BRING TO ALL FRENCH-SPEAKING COMMUNITIES THE CULTURES OF OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE GROUP. THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF THE AGENCY COULD BE AS A CLEARING-HOUSE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS IN THE EDUCATION FIELD.

    EXCHANGE SCHEMES IN TEACHING, JOURNALISM AND CIVIL SERVANTS, WITH THE ORGANISATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL BODY OF VOLUNTEERS TO EXTEND THE WORK OF THE PROJECT, ARE ALSO ENVISAGED.

    M. LEGER TOLD THE NEWSMEN THAT ALTHOUGH SOME COUNTRIES HAD EXPERTS IN SOME FIELDS, THEY LACKED THE MEN WITH THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS IN OTHER FIELDS. THE AGENCY AIMED AT CORRECTING THIS SITUATION BY FORMING A HUMAN RESOURCES POOL TO ASSIST EXCHANGE SCHEMES.

    THE ORGANISATION IS EXPECTED TO BE IN OPERATION WITHIN SIX MONTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6NJPUPJGAZJZ81D3RB292VS73
    Media URN:
    VLVA6NJPUPJGAZJZ81D3RB292VS73
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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