• Short Summary

    GUINEA, MAURITANIA, MALI AND SENEGAL HAVE SET THE SEAL ON PLANS FOR LABEL SCALE CO-OPERATION IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE, INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE.

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    GUINEA, MAURITANIA, MALI AND SENEGAL HAVE SET THE SEAL ON PLANS FOR LABEL SCALE CO-OPERATION IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE, INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE.

    HEADS OF STATE OF THE FOUR WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES-PRESIDENTS AHMED SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA, LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR OF SENEGAL, MOKTAR OULD DADDAN OF MAURITANIA AND MODIDO KEITA OF MALI -- TOOK PART ON SUNDAY, 24 MARCH, IN THE CEREMONIAL SIGNING OF A STATUE SETTING UP THE ORGANISATION OF SENEGAL RIVER STATES (OERS) -- THE FIRST SUB-REGIONAL GROUPING IN WEST AFRICA.

    DRAFT OF THE STATUE WAS DRAWN UP AT A MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE IN DAKAR, WHERE THE NEW ORGANISATION'S HEADQUARTERS WILL BE SITUATED, IN FEBRUARY AND THE CONFERENCE DECIDED THAT THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL SUMMIT SHOULD BE HELD IN MARCH NEXT YEAR.

    THE MEETING AT LABE IN CENTRAL GUINEA WAS OPENED BY HOST PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE, HE SAID THAT IT WAS NECESSARY TO INVOLVE A NEW MENTALITY WHICH WOULD BETTER PREPARE THE FOUR COUNTRIES, FIRST FOR A UNION AND THEN FOR UNITY.

    AFTER PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT THEY WERE JOINED BY MINISTERS AND EXPERTS FOR THE FULL SESSION ADOPTING THE OERS STATUES.

    A COMMUNIQUE PUBLISHED AFTER THE SIGNING SAID THAT BY A CREATION OF THE OERS GROUPING, THE HEADS OF STATE "BELIEVED THEY HAVE ANSWERS THE WISHES OF THEIR PEOPLE AND THE NEED FOR CO-OPERATION AND UNITY."
    BY THE TERMS OF THE RESOLUTION ADOPTED THE CONFERENCE EXPECTS INTER-STATE CO-OPERATION IN AGRICULTURE WATER AND FOREST RESOURCES, THE SETTING UP ON INDUSTRY, EDUCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL PROGRESS.

    THERE WILL ALSO BE CO-ORDINATION OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICINE, CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND STUDENT EXCHANGE SCHEMES.

    THE NEW ORGANISATION IS TO BE PART OF A 14-NATION REGIONAL WEST AFRICAN GROUPING, THE SETTING UP OF WHICH IS THE AIM OF A MEETING IN MONROVIA LATER THIS MONTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9B8V91CHR4HO7Z2LS5V7J1JBA
    Media URN:
    VLVA9B8V91CHR4HO7Z2LS5V7J1JBA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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