INTRODUCTION: A three day conference has opened in Brussels to explore ways of improving trade between European and Asian countries.
GV Hyatt Hotel Brussels, Belgium
MV Mr S. Rajaratnan and Mr van den Brink seated at table
CU Roy Jenkins, EEC Commission President, Seated
GV Delegates seated
CU Roy jenkins, addressing conference, watched by delegates (7 shots)
CU PULL BACK TO MV Interpreter in booth (MUTE)
JENKINS: SEQ 5: "The high level representation at this conference, the presence of so many ministers and so many other decision makers is very welcome to us in the community and encouraging for the building of a very good relation of interests and confidence. The association of South East Asian Nations has been slowly but firmly taking shape over the past few years. We in Europe welcome this new demonstration of the cohesion of your organisation. The oil price increase of 1973 and subsequent recession have aggravated the financial problems of most developing countries. As a result, there have inevitably been balance of payment problems and growing indebtedness. The Community has viewed these developments with concern and is prepared to make its contribution toward a solution."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: A three day conference has opened in Brussels to explore ways of improving trade between European and Asian countries.
SYNOPSIS: The conference at the Hyatt Hotel is between the European Economic Commission and ASEAN, the Association of South East Asian countries linking Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The President of the European Economic Commission, Mr Roy Jenkins of the United Kingdom, opened the conference.
European participation in five ASEAN projects costing nearly 87 million pounds Sterling (1.5 million dollars US) will be discussed at the conference.