• Short Summary

    THE PRIME MINISTER OF CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, COMMANDANT ALFRED RAOUL, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) HELD A RECEPTION AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALAAE IN BRAZZAVILLE FOR EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN DELEGATES TO A PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN THE CITY.

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    THE PRIME MINISTER OF CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, COMMANDANT ALFRED RAOUL, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) HELD A RECEPTION AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALAAE IN BRAZZAVILLE FOR EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN DELEGATES TO A PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN THE CITY.

    THE MEETING, WHICH ENDED TODAY (THURSDAY) WAS ATTENDED BY PARLIAMENTARIANS OF THE SIX EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND EIGHTEEN AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARIANS REPRESENTING AFRICAN NATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMMON MARKET.

    THE DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD TO ARRANGE FOR A LARGER PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE OF THE 24 ASSOCIATED EUROPEAN, AFRICAN AND MALAGASY STATES IN TANANARIVE AT THE END OF THIS YEAR.

    IT WAS REPORTED BEFORE THE MEETING IN BRAZZAVILLE OPENED THAT THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY DELEGATES WOULD CONSIDER ENGLISH-SPEAKING AFRICAN NATIONS BEING ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMMON MARKET, ON A BASIS SIMILAR TO THE FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN NATIONS' ASSOCIATION.

    THE MEETING WAS BOYCOTTED BY THREE NATIONS -- CONGO KINSHASA, CHAD AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. CONGO KINSHASA, WHICH SEVERED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH CONGO BRAZZAVILLE LAST WEEK, IS A CO-FOUNDER WITH CHAD AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES (UEAC) FORMED IN FEBRUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKZ7SWUPV8Y7JUILPWW9YMD8J
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKZ7SWUPV8Y7JUILPWW9YMD8J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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