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    Heads of state of the four countries making up the Central African Customs and Economic Union (UDEAC) met last Saturday (6 December) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the grouping -- and reached agreement on an important revision of the original Union treaty.

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    Heads of state of the four countries making up the Central African Customs and Economic Union (UDEAC) met last Saturday (6 December) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the grouping -- and reached agreement on an important revision of the original Union treaty.

    President Ahmadou Ahidho of Cameroun was playing host to Gabon's President Omar Bongo, Congolese President Marien Ngouabi and President Jean Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic.

    Among the changes they agreed to within the Union are the establishment of a Rural Economy Department and the creation of a statistical institute to be based in Yaounde.

    SYNOPSIS: Streets in Yaounde, the Cameroun capital, were decked with flags and portraits last weekend as the city prepared to play host to three visiting African heads of state.

    At the airport, Cameroun President Ahmadou Ahidjo and his wife waited to welcome the first of the visiting leaders -- President Omar Bongo of Gabon, also accompanied by his wife. The summit in Yaounde was designed to marke the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Central African Customs and Economic Union.

    The Union --UDEAC-- was originally set up by five countries. The Congo, whose President Marien Ngouabi is welcomed here, was another of the founding nations. But open of the original group of states, Chad, had since left the Union. Prior to the summit, economic experts had discussed enlarging the union by creating multi-national companies within it.

    Last of the visiting heads of state to arrive -- President Jean-Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic. During their summit the four leaders agreed to make changes to the original ten-year-old Union treaty, also aimed at enlarging and strengthening its establishment. Among the changes will be the creation of a department to study rural economy with the grouping, and a special institute to monitor Union statistics -- to be set up here in Yaounde.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9KA7SMHUV4OXI71J8D9YD1VV1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9KA7SMHUV4OXI71J8D9YD1VV1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
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