• Short Summary

    MINISTERS OF THE 14 NATIONS BELONGING TO THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION (OCAM) GATHERED IN NIAMEY, NIGER THIS WEEK TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR A SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE HEADS OF STATE OF FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN STATES.

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    MINISTERS OF THE 14 NATIONS BELONGING TO THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION (OCAM) GATHERED IN NIAMEY, NIGER THIS WEEK TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR A SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE HEADS OF STATE OF FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN STATES. THE MINISTERS MET TO PREPARE AN AGENDA AND WORKING DOCUMENTS FOR THE 14 HEADS OF STATE.

    THERE WERE CELEBRATIONS IN NIAMEY TO MARK THE START OF THE MEETING OF THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL. THE NIGER YOUNG PIONEERS ORGANISATION, DANCERS AND MUSICIANS, SPORTS ORGANISATIONS ALL TURNED OUT FOR A PARADE TO MARK THE START OF THE PRELIMINARIES TO THE SUMMIT CONFERENCE.

    THE MINISTERIAL MEETING WAS OPENED BY THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF NIGER, M.ABDOU SIDIKOU. HE TOLD THE MINISTERS THAT THE OCAM MEMBERS HAD ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY AGREED THAT THEY WANTED TO SEE A POLICY OF FINANCIAL AUSTERITY REFLECTED AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE ORGANISATION.

    THE MINISTERIAL MEETING SPLIT INTO THREE COMMITTEES TO PREPARE AGENDAS ON POLITICAL, JUDICIAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS; BUDGETARY AND ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS; AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS.

    THE HEADS OF STATE ARE DUE TO START THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (SATURDAY(. THE FIVE LEADERS OF THE ENTENTE COUNCIL...MADE UP OF THE IVORY COAST, NIGER, DAHOMEY, UPPER VOLTA AND TOGO...SPENT A DAY TOGETHER IN TALKS ON FRIDAY BEFORE THEY MET THEIR FELLOW FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN LEADERS AT THE FULL OCAM CONFERENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BOHXXN08YIRPS3LHU1CI7U3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BOHXXN08YIRPS3LHU1CI7U3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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