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    Parliamentarians from 65 countries began discussions in Mexico city on Tuesday (20 April) on ways to control the world trade in conventional weapons.

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    Parliamentarians from 65 countries began discussions in Mexico city on Tuesday (20 April) on ways to control the world trade in conventional weapons.

    The five-day-spring meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union was opened by Mexico's President Luis Echeverria.

    The Union is a 72-nation grouping founded in 1889 to promote personal contacts between parliamentarians. A full inter-parliamentary conference is held once a year. This year it will be held in Madrid, is September.

    More than 400 parliamentarians are attending the meeting. The main item on the agenda is world trade in conventional weapons. But the meeting will also discuss human rights, with special attention to Chile and other Latin American countries, and probably calls from developing countries for better terms in international trade and aid.

    Later on the opening day, the Union's Secretary-General - Pio Carlo Terenzio - announced the expulsion of Argentina, Bangladesh, Bahrain and the Yemen Arab Republic from membership. Signor Terenzio said the expulsions were because their governments had dissolved the legislatures and they no longer met the required standards of representative democracy.

    SYNOPSIS: Mexico City - where a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union was opened by Mexico's President Echeverria on Tuesday. High on the agenda was a debate on ways to control the world trade in conventional weapons.

    More then 400 parliamentarians from 65 countries are attending the five-day meeting.

    The union is a 72-nation grouping, founded to promote personal contacts between parliamentarians around the world. The delegates will also discuss human rights and better terms in international trade and aid for developing countries.

    President Echeverria gave an opening address to the meeting. Later in the day, the Union's Secretary-General, Signor Terenzio told the delegates of the expulsion of four countries from membership. They were Argentina, Bangladesh, Bahrain and the Yemen Arab Republic.

    Signor Terenzio said the governments of the four countries had dissolved their legislatures and they no longer met the required standards of representative democracy.

    After the opening day, the delegates were due to break into committees to prepare the way for the Union's annual conference, to be held in Madrid in September.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QSKLBJBARL6B55BO9Y056WI0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QSKLBJBARL6B55BO9Y056WI0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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