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    President Pompidou said at a press-conference in Paris, France, on Thursday (27 September) that economic rivalry had replaced military rivalry and that the poorer nations would be crushed unless some restraint was shown by the richer ones.

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    GV's & MV's Pompidou on rostrum & newsmen seated (4 shots)
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    SCU Pompidou speaks:
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    Initials ESP/1950 EPS/2009



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    Background: President Pompidou said at a press-conference in Paris, France, on Thursday (27 September) that economic rivalry had replaced military rivalry and that the poorer nations would be crushed unless some restraint was shown by the richer ones.

    The President said that, just as in the military sphere the stronger powers used to ruthlessly take advantage of the weaker ones, so in economic affairs the big and powerful nations were likely to crush the weaker ones. Restraint and discipline must be exercised, otherwise there would be a continuing struggle between the rich and the poor nations which could end in world catastrophe. He added that there could be no stable international monetary system without some control on short-term capital movements. He said that the recent international Monetary Fund (IMF) conference in Nairobi had achieved no significant reforms in this direction.

    In a wide-ranging press conference at Elysee Palace, he touched on many other subjects as well. He brushed aside any suggestion that ill health might force him to resign and said he would seek re-election in 1976. He emphasised that France would press ahead with her unclear tests. But he denied that there was any crisis in relations between france & west Germany which he described as the cornerstones of the European Community.

    SYNOPSIS: President Pompidou gave a wide-ranging press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Thursday. In discussing foreign affairs, he described the economic position of the developing countries.

    The President said that, just as the militarily powerful nations used to take ruthless advantage of the weaker ones, so now the economically powerful nations were in danger of crushing the poorer ones. Economic rivalry had replaced military rivalry. Restraint and discipline must be exercised, otherwise there would be a continuing struggle between rich and poor nations, which could bring the world to the brink of disaster. He added that there could be no stable international monetary system without some control of short-term capital movements. It was his opinion that the recent international Monetary Fund conference in Nairobi had achieved no significant reform in this direction. The President also touched on many other topic of currant concern. He bushed aside any suggestions that ill-health might force hi to resign and said he would seek re-election in 1976. He emphasised that France would press ahead with her nuclear tests, despite ill-informed foreign criticism. He denied there was any crisis in relations between France & West Germany whom he described as the cornerstones of the European Community. He considered the details of European agricultural policy to be of relatively little importance.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8OU5X2HMXESKJ7AVS6G0LJO6B
    Media URN:
    VLVA8OU5X2HMXESKJ7AVS6G0LJO6B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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