• Short Summary

    THE PLANNING AND ECONOMIC MINISTERS OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN CUSTOMS AND ECONOMIC UNION (UDEAC) WILL MEET IN JUNE 1968 TO WORK OUT AN INDUSTRIALISATION PROGRAMME FOR THE UNION.

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    THE PLANNING AND ECONOMIC MINISTERS OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN CUSTOMS AND ECONOMIC UNION (UDEAC) WILL MEET IN JUNE 1968 TO WORK OUT AN INDUSTRIALISATION PROGRAMME FOR THE UNION. THIS WAS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AFTER THE TWO-DAY SUMMIT MEETING OF THE FIVE MEMBER STATES HAD ENDED.

    A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER THE SUMMIT ENDED SAID THE INDUSTRIALISATION PROGRAMME WAS TO BE BASED ON EQUITABLE SHARING OF INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS AMONG MEMBER STATES. THE PROGRAMME ENVISAGED WORLD BE PUT BEFORE THE UDEAC HEADS OF STATE FOR APPROVAL IN DECEMBER 1968.

    THE FIVE HEADS OF STATE WHO ATTENDED LAST WEEK'S MEETING WERE PRESIDENT JEAN BEDEL BOKASSA, OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, ALBERT BONGO OF GABON, AMADOU AHIDJO OF CAMEROUN, ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAT OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE AND FRANCOIST TOMALBAYE OF CHAD.

    DECISIONS REACHED BY THE HEADS OF STATE INCLUDED A PROJECT TO BUILD A UDEAC HEADQUARTERS IN BANGUI, TO BE PAID FOR BY EQUAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MEMBER STATES AND THE SETTING UP OF AN INTER-STATE CUSTOMS SCHOOL. A COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS WAS GIVEN THE TASK OF COLLECTING INFORMATION ON MEMBER STATES' SOCIAL POLICY AND PARTICULARLY FREE MOVEMENT OF LABOUR.

    ON FRIDAY (DECEMBER 22), THE FIVE HEADS OF STATE ATTENDED A REQUIEM MASS IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PRESIDENT LEON MBA OF GABON, A PIONEER OF THE UNION, WHO DIED IN PARIS AT THE END OF LAST MONTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAZOMJCBBNQCRVJGXWNNV9AGHU
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZOMJCBBNQCRVJGXWNNV9AGHU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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