• Short Summary

    Delegates from Africa, Asia and Latin America met at a conference in Lome, Togo on October 2, to discuss the problem of rural development in Third World countries.

  • Description

    Delegates from Africa, Asia and Latin America met at a conference in Lome, Togo on October 2, to discuss the problem of rural development in Third World countries.

    Representatives from thirty-three nations were present at the conference in Lome's Hall of Congress, where they were welcomed by Togolese Minister of Youth, Culture and Scientific Research, M. Agbenowossi Koffi.

    At the opening of the conference, a message from Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema was read to the delegates by acting Foreign Minister Ayite Mivedor, in which the President said that, after political independence, the most urgent priority for Third World countries was the development of economic independence.

    He went on to say ???at the question of rural development was crucial in this battle, since it was an issue which concerned most of the people and conditioned the success of their development.

    President Eyadema, who had just returned from a tour of the Far East which included visits to The People's Republic of China and to North Korea, asked the delegates to lend their support to the people of North Korea in their efforts to unite their country.

    The conference also commemorated the tenth anniversary of the publication of a book by North Korean President Kim Il-Sung which dealt with the problems of rural developments.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73A4MPW9A5YJU7BV29UUYNGTR
    Media URN:
    VLVA73A4MPW9A5YJU7BV29UUYNGTR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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