The 44th Brussels Trade Fair is being held in belgium's capital city. One of the?
GV INT. Fair
CU Women looking at clothing
SV & CU Part of Democratic Republic of Congo exhibit
SV Burundi exhibit
SV Togo exhibit
LV & C Dahomey exhibits with wooden masks & clothing
SV & CU Dahomey ambassador Faboumy (2 shots)
SV People at show
SCU PAN People watch fashion parade (3 shots)
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Background: The 44th Brussels Trade Fair is being held in belgium's capital city. One of the featured exhibits is that of the African nations. Several have their own stands, including Congo-Kinshasa, Burundi, Togo, and Dahomey. The show is being held in the Brussels European Commercial Centre.
The African exhibit is significant in that 18 nations from that continent are now benefiting through their treaties of association with the European Common Market. On Tuesday (27 April), one of the features of the African exhibit was a fashion show.
SYNOPSIS: The Forty-Fourth "Brussels Trade Fair" is being held in the Brussels European Commercial Centre. One of the featured exhibits of the fair is that of African states.
After a period of strained relations, Belgium is now on friendly terms with Congo-Kinshasa, and trade between the two is running at a high level. Belgium also has traditional links with Burundi.
One of the most popular stands in the African area is that of Dahomey. Carved wooden masks and articles of clothing were much admired by spectators at the fair. The Ambassador from Dahomey, M. Laurent Cyrille Faboumy, was on hand to greet those interested in the trade goods of Dahomey.
On Tuesday, visitors were treated to a special showing of African fashions. The African exhibits at the fair are significant in that eighteen nations from that continent are now benefiting through their treaties of association with the European Common Market. The present exhibit closes on the second of May.