• Short Summary

    THE BOARD OF GOVERNOR'S OF THE NEW AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK HELD ITS INAUGURAL MEETING YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE NATIONAL HALL OF NIGERIA'S PARLIAMENT BUILDING, IN LAGOS.

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    THE BOARD OF GOVERNOR'S OF THE NEW AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK HELD ITS INAUGURAL MEETING YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE NATIONAL HALL OF NIGERIA'S PARLIAMENT BUILDING, IN LAGOS.

    THE MAIN SPEAKER WAS ABUBAKAR TAFAWA, NIGERIA'S PRIME MINISTER, WHO DESCRIBED THE BANK AS A MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN, AND SAID HE HOPED IT WOULD HELP BRING ABOUT AN AFRICAN COMMON MARKET. SIR ABUBAKAR SAID: "WE HAVE JUST BEGUN THE VITAL TASK OF DESIGNING APPROPRIATE MACHINERY FOR ACHIEVING THE ECONOMIC INTEGRATION OF AFRICA IN OUR LIFETIME."
    THE SPEECH IN REPLY WAS MADE BY MR. AHMED ZENOU, A BANKING EXPERT OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC. THE BANK'S GOVERNORS, REPRESENTING 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES, WILL MEET FOR FOUR DAYS. THEY WILL DISCUSS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE LOCATION OF THE BANK'S MAIN OFFICE AND THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.

    ALTOGETHER 21 COUNTRIES HAVE SENT OBSERVERS TO THE MEETING. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED NATIONS' FINANCIAL AGENCIES ARE ALSO ATTENDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82UEK9T8MVPUV7BIR5O6F96L9
    Media URN:
    VLVA82UEK9T8MVPUV7BIR5O6F96L9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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