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    Most of the foreign ambassadors based in Abidjan were present on Thursday (3 December) at the French cultural centre in the capital, when the Ivory Coast Foreign Minister Mr Arsene Assouan Usher gave a talk entitled "The Third World In International Politics".

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    Most of the foreign ambassadors based in Abidjan were present on Thursday (3 December) at the French cultural centre in the capital, when the Ivory Coast Foreign Minister Mr Arsene Assouan Usher gave a talk entitled "The Third World In International Politics".

    Mr Usher's talk included a historical sketch of the workings of the balance of power in Europe during the 19th. century colonial period. He concluded with the thought that it was in the interest of the rich and industrialised nations to aid the poor ones.

    SYNOPSIS: Ivory Coast Foreign Minister Arsene Usher addressed most of the foreign ambassadors based in Abidjan on Thursday on the topic of "The Third World". He gave his talk at the French cultural centre.

    Foreign Minster Usher's talk began with a historical sketch of the workings of the balance of power in the colonial period, and then went on to deal with the hegemony of the super-powers today.

    He said the Soviet Union wanted to preserve its gains from revolution, while the U.S.A. wanted to protect its enormous economic and industrial riches. Also the super-powers had taken to leading their own blocs, maintaining and reinforcing their influence. he said the struggle was a continuous one, played on a vast chess-board, with the great powers manipulating their pawns and eyeing each other warily.

    M. Usher said the Third World must convince itself that colonialism, after its splendid imperial agony, is now really dead, and that there is no sign that the former metropolitan powers still want to take possession of the third world countries. The phenomenon springs from a normal law of economics, which, in the balance of power now prevailing, ought to become humanised.

    Accordingly, said M. Usher, the riches of the world, under the influence of a just law of commerce, will be equitably shared. The massive force of an exploding world population will be met by a proportional expansion in world food production.

    M. Usher concluded by saying to the rich and industrialised nations that their clear interest lay in giving aid to the poor nations of the third world.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANWQT1V18DE7B8HY1C4EH5Z8P
    Media URN:
    VLVAANWQT1V18DE7B8HY1C4EH5Z8P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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