• Short Summary

    A five-man Liberian ministerial delegation held talks in Lagos on Saturday (22 September) with the Nigerian head of State General Yakubu Gowon about moves towards the formation of a West African Economic Community (WAEC).

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    A five-man Liberian ministerial delegation held talks in Lagos on Saturday (22 September) with the Nigerian head of State General Yakubu Gowon about moves towards the formation of a West African Economic Community (WAEC).

    The leader of the team, Liberia's Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs Mr. Franklin Neal, said the delegation would also examine practical ways of implementing bi-lateral agreements between Nigeria and Liberia during the visit.

    Mr. Neal spoke favourably of the WEAC proposals. He said Liberia would participate fully in next month's meeting in Togo aimed at setting up the West African Economic Community.

    Mr. Neal said although language differences in West Africa were a problem, they would not be an insurmountable block in the way of meaningful co-operation in the region.

    SYNOPSIS: Talks about the formation of a West African Economic Community were held in Lagos on Saturday between the Nigerian leader General Yakubu Gowon and a five-man ministerial delegation from Liberia. The team, led by Liberia's Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs, Mr. Franklin Neal, also spoke with the Nigerians about practical ways of implementing bi-lateral agreements between the two countries.

    Mr. Neal told General Gowon that Liberia would participate fully in next month's meeting in Togo aimed at setting up the West African Economic Community. He said language differences would not prevent economic co-operation in the region.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJ7BW43ZO9JAW67X0TY2IWJY2
    Media URN:
    VLVABJ7BW43ZO9JAW67X0TY2IWJY2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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