After a bad tempered and unproductive meeting in April a preparatory meeting between oil producers and their rich and poor customers made better headway in Paris, France on Monday (13 October).
GV exterior and sign 'Centre de Conference Internationals' (2 shots).
SV PAN Delegates entering conference building.
SV President's table Algerian, Zaire, Japan and Brazilian delegates (5 shots).
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SV & GV delegates around conference table (2 shots).
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Background: After a bad tempered and unproductive meeting in April a preparatory meeting between oil producers and their rich and poor customers made better headway in Paris, France on Monday (13 October).
Delegates from ten countries involved agreed to call a two or three day conference on "International Economic Cooperation" to be held in Paris from December 16.
The conference will bring together eight Ministerial delegations from the non-communist industrial world and 19 from the oil producers and developing countries.
Ambassador Louis de Guiringaud, French chairman of the preparatory talks, told a news conference that the two groups would be given one month to decide what countries or groups of countries would attend the ministerial meeting.
The arguments in April were caused by the fact that the United States and its industrial partners wanted the Ministerial meeting to concentrate on energy. The oil producers and third world states wanted to extend the discussion to other raw materials and development problems.
At the preparatory meeting the United States, the Common Market and Japan are representing the industrial camp Algeria, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela the producers and India, Zaira and Brazil the third world.