• Short Summary

    WEST AFRICA MAY SOON BE MOVING FORWARD INTO THE FIELD OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS AS THE RESULT OF A CONFERENCE WHICH OPENED IN ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST ON THURSDAY (6 APRIL).

  • Description

    WEST AFRICA MAY SOON BE MOVING FORWARD INTO THE FIELD OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS AS THE RESULT OF A CONFERENCE WHICH OPENED IN ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST ON THURSDAY (6 APRIL).

    SINCE 1959, THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CALLED ONCE A YEAR BY MEMBER WEST AFRICAN NATIONS. UNDER ITS ABBREVIATED TITLE OF CAPTEAO IT HAS SET UP TO DISCUSS PREFERENTIAL RATES, RULES AND REGULATIONS AMONG TERRITORIES FORMERLY UNDER FRENCH RULE.

    ATTENDING THIS SESSION WERE THE IVORY COAST; MALI, UPPER VOLTA, DAHOMEY, MAURITANIA, NIGER AND SENEGAL. TOGO SENT A DELEGATE AS AN OBSERVER.

    DURING THE MEETING DELEGATES DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF ENTERING THE SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS FIELD, WITH TRANSMISSIONS BEAMED ON ABIDJAN IN THE IVORY COAST.

    AWAY FROM THE CONFERENCE FLOOR BEHIND-THE-SCENES TALKS ARE TO BE HELD ON THIS POSSIBILITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7CV34U3VW6M089QOD8TA3UBPH
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CV34U3VW6M089QOD8TA3UBPH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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