• Short Summary

    NEGOTIATIONS BEGAN IN BRUSSELS TODAY BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SIX EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES AND 18 ASSOCIATED AFRICAN STATES ON RENEWAL OF THEIR AID AND TRADE AGREEMENT WHICH EXPIRES NEXT MAY.

  • Description

    NEGOTIATIONS BEGAN IN BRUSSELS TODAY BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SIX EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES AND 18 ASSOCIATED AFRICAN STATES ON RENEWAL OF THEIR AID AND TRADE AGREEMENT WHICH EXPIRES NEXT MAY. BOTH SIDES OUTLINED THEIR POSITIONS FOR THE DETAILED NEGOTIATIONS WHICH ARE SCHEDULED FOR EARLY NEXT YEAR.

    UNDER THE PRESENT FIVE-YEAR-OLD AGREEMENT, SIGNED IN YAOUNDE, THE 17 AFRICAN STATES, WITH MALAGASY, RECEIVED ABOUT 800 MILLION DOLLARS (GBP33 1/2 MILLION STERLING) IN AID AND TRADE PREFERENCES. THESE PREFERENCE ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE, ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO INDICATION YET ON THEIR PROBABLE SCOPE.

    THE AFRICAN STATES, GROUPED IN THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION (OCAM) HAVE BEEN MEETING FOR THE PAST WEEK AS THE ORGANISATION'S CO-ORDINATION COUNCIL, DECIDING THEIR POSITION FOR THE IMPORTANT MEETING TODAY.

    THE AFRICAN DELEGATION IS LED BY M. JUSTIN BOMBOKO, FOREIGN MINISTER OF CONGO-KINSHASA. ALMOST ALL THE AFRICAN STATES ARE REPRESENTED BY MINISTERS, INCLUDING M. KONAN BEDIE, IVORY COAST ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS MINSTER, M. JEAN DEDIER NITOU, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE ECONOMICS MINISTER, M. EMILE KASSA MAPSEY, GABON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS MINISTER, AND M. JACQUES RABEMANANJARA, MALAGASY REPUBLIC FOREIGN MINSTER.

    THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET DELEGATION, LED BY SIGNOR FRANCO-MARIA MALFATTI, ITALIAN UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INCLUDES M. JEAN REY, PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON MARKET COMMISSION, AND BELGIUM'S FOREIGN TRADE MINISTER, M. SCHEYVEN.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB6N2BAU0FWBO6AU0M9M94FMAT
    Media URN:
    VLVAB6N2BAU0FWBO6AU0M9M94FMAT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment