• Short Summary

    PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM THE COMMON MARKET AND ASSOCIATED AFRICAN STATES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BEGAN A CONFERENCE ON AID FOR 18 FORMER COLONIES FROM THE SIX-NATION COMMUNITY.

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    PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM THE COMMON MARKET AND ASSOCIATED AFRICAN STATES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BEGAN A CONFERENCE ON AID FOR 18 FORMER COLONIES FROM THE SIX-NATION COMMUNITY. IN ALL 108 PARLIAMENTARIANS, 54 FROM THE COMMON MARKET AND 54 FROM THE 14 ASSOCIATED STATES AND THE REPUBLIC OF MALAGASY, ARE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE WHICH ENDS ON FRIDAY.

    THE CONFERENCE IS THE FIRST SINCE THE SIGNING OF THE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION AT YAOUNDE IN THE CAMEROUN REPUBLIC IN JULY 1963. THE CONFERENCE HAS CONSULTATIVE STATUS, BUT ITS DECISIONS ARE NOT BINDING.

    ASIDE FROM AID FROM THE COMMON MARKET, OTHER TOPICS SET DOWN FOR DISCUSSION ARE THE FUNCTIONING OF THE ASSOCIATION'S INSTITUTIONS AND POSSIBLE ADHESION TO THE ORGANISATION BY FORMER BRITISH COLONIES IN AFRICA.

    FOR SOME TIME MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION HAVE BEEN PUTTING FORWARD IDEAS FOR THE FORMATION OF A COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND THE SETTING UP OF CUSTOMS UNIONS FOR THE EXTENSION OF INTER-AFRICAN TRADE. IT'S THOUGH THAT THE COMMON MARKET COULD HELP WITH FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION FOR THESE SCHEMES AND ADVISE ON THE PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THESE IDEAS.

    FOUR OF THE STATES WHICH SIGNED THE 1963 CONVENTION WERE NOT PRESENT AT THE OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE. THESE WERE SOMALIA, CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE), CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE) AND BURUNDI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8L0HGVJV6J1ZYE0C9F78S0A8C
    Media URN:
    VLVA8L0HGVJV6J1ZYE0C9F78S0A8C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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