Yugoslavia has organised a big display of its consumer goods at an exhibition in Abidjan this week.
GV EXT Hotel D'Ivoire and flags (2 shots)
GV PAN INT Exhibition hall and Yugoslav sign (2)
SV Ivorian Minister Kone Abdoulays arrives and greeted
CU Yugoslav flag
SCU PAN Abdoulays with Yugoslav Minister Kostic (left) and Ambassador
CU Bottles and ceramics on display
CU PAN Glassware and dolls, one in ballgown, one in national dress TO people looking at exhibits
CU & SV Television and hifi equipment (2 shots)
CU PAN Plastic kitchen ware
CU PAN Leather goods and clothes
CU PAN Minister and Yugoslav officials looking at shoes
SV Group looking at clothing (2 shots)
SV Clothes on display
GV Officials touring exhibition
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Background: Yugoslavia has organised a big display of its consumer goods at an exhibition in Abidjan this week. The object of "Yugoslavian Week" is to correct an existing imbalance of trade and encourage Ivorian businessmen to think Yugoslavian when importing goods.
At the opening of the exhibition on Wednesday (December 12), Yugoslavian Foreign Trade Minister Mr. Petar Kostic referred to the trade imbalance. He declared that in the first nine months of this year his country had received Ivorian imports worth 4 1/2 million dollars, while exporting only 600,000 dollars worth of goods to the Ivory-Coast. Mr. Kostic conducted the Ivory Coast Secretary of State for Budget, Mr. Abdoulays Kone, round the exhibition which included a variety of household goods and clothing.