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    THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COMMONWEALTH FINANCE MINISTERS OPENED IN BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, YESTERDAY (25 SEPTEMBER).?

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    CONFERENCE BUILDING; DELEGATES ENTERING; BARBADOS PRIME MINISTER MR. ERROL BARROW AND WIFE ARRIVING; AUSTRALIAN DELEGATION ARRIVING; BARROW TALKING TO COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL ARNOLD SMITH; GUYANA DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER MEETING BARROW AND SMITH; BARROW MEETING FINANCE MINISTERS OF BOTSWANA AND CYPRUS; GOVERNOR-GENERAL OPENING CONFERENCE; BRITAIN'S CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, MR. ROY JENKINS; JENKINS NOMINATING BARROW FOR CHAIRMANSHIP; BARROW ACCEPTING; DELEGATES LEAVING MEETING; GROUP POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OUTSIDE.




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    Background: THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COMMONWEALTH FINANCE MINISTERS OPENED IN BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, YESTERDAY (25 SEPTEMBER).

    THE CONFERENCE WAS OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF BARBADOS, SIR WINSTON SCOTT, AND CHAIRED BY THE ISLAND'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. ERROL BARROW, WHO HAD BEEN NOMINATED BY BRITAIN'S FINANCE MINISTER, MR. ROY JENKINS.

    DISCUSSIONS WERE MAINLY ON THE BROAD ISSUE OF DEVELOPMENT, BUT IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE WHOLE QUESTION OF AID TO LESS-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES FROM THE INDUSTRIALISED NATIONS MUST WAIT ON THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WORLD BANK IN WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK.

    BRITAIN'S CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, MR. ROY JENKINS, TOLD THE MEETING THAT HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE UNITED KINGDOM WOULD ACHIEVE ITS AIM OF A BALANCE-OF-PAYMENTS SURPLUS OF GBP300,000,000 STERLING BY 1969-70, OF IMPORTANT INTEREST TO COUNTRIES IN THE STERLING AREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9B3AGHZ2IV2PCGNR53JJ5AKAV
    Media URN:
    VLVA9B3AGHZ2IV2PCGNR53JJ5AKAV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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