• Short Summary

    THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION HELD ITS FIRST SUMMIT CONFERENCE IN ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION HELD ITS FIRST SUMMIT CONFERENCE IN ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, ON WEDNESDAY. THE ORGANISATION WHICH LINKS THE FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN STATES, WAS CREATED LAST FEBRUARY WITH 13 MEMBER-STATES. NINE OF THE MEMBERS WERE REPRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE.

    THE ORGANISATION HAS THE ADMISSION OF THE CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE) REPUBLIC HIGH ON ITS CONFERENCE AGENDA. AFTER THE OPENING SESSION, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE ADMISSION OF THE CONGO REPUBLIC HAD BEEN APPROVED.

    WHEN M. TSHOMBE ARRIVED HE RECEIVED AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME. HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE CONGO HAD "COME OUT OF HER ISOLATION." THE CONGO PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT "REJOICE AT OUR ADMISSION TO O.C.A.M," HE SAID.

    THE OTHER IMPORTANT ITEM ON THE AGENDA WAS THE ATTITUDE THE O.C.A.M. LEADERS WILL ADOPT TOWARDS THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (O.A.U.) IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT SOME O.C.A.M. MEMBERS HAVE DESCRIBED AS SUBVERSION DIRECTED FROM GHANA.

    IN A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER THE ONE-DAY CONFERENCE, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT MEMBERS OF O.C.A.M. WOULD NOT ATTEND THE O.A.U. CONFERENCE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN ACCRA IN SEPTEMBER. THE NINE LEADERS SAID, HOWEVER, THAT THEY WOULD ATTEND THE O.A.U. FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING CALLED BY NIGERIA TO DISCUSS THE ACCRA CONFERENCE.

    THE COMMUNIQUE ALSO APPEALED TO THE 37 MEMBERS OF THE O.A.U. TO ABSTAIN FROM ANY HOSTILE ACT TOWARDS THE CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE) REPUBLIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WO3RWR7AWHR519CVXVQ8EDQR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WO3RWR7AWHR519CVXVQ8EDQR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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