• Short Summary

    LINKS WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET, INTER-AFRICAN CULTURAL CO-OPERATION AND RELATIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS WERE AMONG SUBJECTS DISCUSSED AT THE FOURTH SUMMIT OF THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION (OCAM) IN KINSHASA, CONGO-KINSHASA.

  • Description

    LINKS WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET, INTER-AFRICAN CULTURAL CO-OPERATION AND RELATIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS WERE AMONG SUBJECTS DISCUSSED AT THE FOURTH SUMMIT OF THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION (OCAM) IN KINSHASA, CONGO-KINSHASA. THE THREE-D Y SUMMIT, WHICH OPENED LAST MONDAY (27 JANUARY), WAS ATTENDED BY 10 HEADS OF STATE AND TWO SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVES OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES LINKED UNDER THE OCAM GROUP.

    THE SUMMIT WAS DECLARED OPEN BY PRESIDENT HAMANI DIORI, OF NIGER, WHO IS HEAD OF OCAM. HE CALLED ON THE HOST PRESIDENT, GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU, TO MAKE THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS.

    OTHER HEADS OF STATE AT THE OPENING WERE PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, OF THE IVORY COAST, PRESIDENT SEDAR SENGHOR, OF SENEGAL, PRESIDENT ETIENNE EYADEMA, OF TOGO, PRESIDENT EMILE ZINSOU, OF DAHOMEY, PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA, OF UPPER VOLTA, PRESIDENT ALBERT BONGO, OF GABON, PRESIDENT PHILIBERT TSIRANANA, OF THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC, AND PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE, OF CHAD. RWANDA AND CAMEROON SENT SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVES TO THE CONFERENCE.

    TOPICS LISTED FOR DISCUSSION BY THE CONFERENCE INCLUDED THE YAOUNDE CONVENTION, WHICH FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAS GIVEN MEMBERS PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR THEIR PRODUCTS WITHIN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY. THE AGREEMENT IS DUE TO EXPIRE ON MAY 31.

    IN HIS ADDRESS, PRESIDENT MOBUTU REAFFIRMED THE CONGO'S BELIEF IN THE UNITY AND SOLIDARITY OF AFRICA AND ASKED THAT THOSE WHO WERE TRYING TO RE-ESTABLISH CONCORD IN THIS PART OF AFRICA SHOULD CONTINUE IN THEIR EFFORTS.

    PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY SAID THE CONFERENCE WOULD BE DISCUSSING WORLD PROBLEMS IN THE HOPE THAT THEIR CONTRIBUTION WOULD BRING PEACE CLOSER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAWIJKKUM1BNQ4YOGYMOZCYBZH
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWIJKKUM1BNQ4YOGYMOZCYBZH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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