• Short Summary

    Two Financial Conventions were signed in Lome last week (22 October) by which Togo received 1243 Million CFA francs (1,801,123 sterling of non-returnable development aid from the European Economic Community represented by Commission member Jean-Francois Deniau.

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    Two Financial Conventions were signed in Lome last week (22 October) by which Togo received 1243 Million CFA francs (1,801,123 sterling of non-returnable development aid from the European Economic Community represented by Commission member Jean-Francois Deniau.

    Togo President Etienne Eyadema signed the Convention and later created Mr. Deniau a "Grand Officer de l'Ordre de Mono" in expression of Togo's gratitude for his efforts in the development aid field on the EEC Commission.

    Mr. Deniau's principal aide, Mr. Jean Chapperon, was also decorated, with the medal of a Knight of the Order.

    SYNOPSIS: In Lome, capital of Togo last week, European Economic Commission member M. Jean-Francois Deniau signed two separate Financial Conventions which will ensure a continuing flow of aid, from the European Communities. The aid, which will be used for the development of water supply projects and agriculture, amount to a total of 1243 million CFA francs (1,801,123 Sterling). Togolese Ministers accompanying President Eyadema at the signing included Minister of Public Works Mr. Mivedor, Finance Minister Mr. Jean Tevi, and Foreign Minister Mr. Hulede.

    President Eyadema later decorated Mr. Deniau a 'Grand Officier de l'Ordre de Mono' in appreciation of his efforts in the supply of development aid to Togo. Mr. Deniau' a Principal Aide, Mr. Jean Chapperon, also received a decoration, the medal of a Knight of the Order. Later Mr. Deniau was escorted by Ministers on a tour of the port of Lome. The EEC aid which Mr. Deniau was administering to Togo is non-returnable, and comas from the European Development Fund(FED). General Eyadema underlined his gratitude for it on behalf of the Togolese nation, asking Mr. Deniau to convey to the Commission his thanks for vital aid bringing economic, social and cultural progress to Togo.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA76QGK0CLPQHJ4J5FYX8NDA7FO
    Media URN:
    VLVA76QGK0CLPQHJ4J5FYX8NDA7FO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    N/A

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