• Short Summary

    Representatives of the 58-member group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states and the European Common Market have been meeting in Tanzania.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN ACROSS Conference building in Arusha
    0.11

    2.
    GV PAN ACROSS AND DOWN Building
    0.19

    3.
    GV Masai tribal dancers
    0.29

    4.
    GV African delegates arriving PAN ACROSS TO other delegates seated
    0.42

    5.
    GV Delegates walking and seated at conference table (3 shots)
    1.07

    6.
    CU Amir Jamal, Tanzanian Minister of Finance, speaking to delegates
    1.20

    7.
    SV Delegates listening to speech (3 shots)
    1.47

    8.
    SCU Mr. Jamal speaking
    1.57

    9.
    GV Delegates listening
    2.03

    10.
    Mr. Giovanni Berasari, co-President of the Joint Committee speaking in French
    2.22


    JAMAL: "While all member states of the Lome II Convention are sovereign, this does not mean that the ACP states have equality of power with the EEC states. For this reason alone the ACP-EEC Consultative Assembly takes on a particular significance. It is in this forum that political perceptions will be formed and articulated which will hopefully contribute towards enhancing the understanding of all concerned about this increasingly interdependent world of ours. The question of adjustment of the industrialised societies to enable the developing countries to become stable and confident partners is too important to be pursued in an indifferent manner."





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    Background: Representatives of the 58-member group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states and the European Common Market have been meeting in Tanzania. The main aim of the conference was to review progress under the first EEC-ACP Lome Aid Agreement and discuss implementation of Lome II which comes into force on the first of March.

    SYNOPSIS: The Joint Committee of the Consultative Assembly met in the northern town of Arusha. The Lome Convention is the centrepiece of the EEC's relations with the developing world. The agreement links the people of the ACP member countries in a privileged aid and trade relationship with the inhabitants of the European Community. Lome II was signed last October and like its predecessor will run for five years.

    Under the new agreement ACP countries will have greater compensation for a drop in export earnings. They will also have improved access for their exports to the European Community. Rights of immigrant workers, cultured cooperation and joint development of fishing industries were subjects also to be discussed at the conference. Tanzanian Finance Minister Amir Jamal, addressing the opening session, spelt out the importance of the Lome Convention to developed and under-developed countries in the Third World.

    Co-President of the Joint Committee Mr. Giovanni Berasari in his speech to the assembly, explained the time table for the meeting. He pointed out that new measures agreed under the Lome II Convention could not be implemented until ratification of the treaty on March 1st.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9O0VSTSSVBYLDO8GUPDQMBPMB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9O0VSTSSVBYLDO8GUPDQMBPMB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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