• Short Summary

    THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S MINISTERIAL COUNCIL OPENED ITS 11TH FORMAL SESSION IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY TO PAVE THE WAY FOR A FULL AFRICAN SUMMIT MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 15.

  • Description

    THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S MINISTERIAL COUNCIL OPENED ITS 11TH FORMAL SESSION IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY TO PAVE THE WAY FOR A FULL AFRICAN SUMMIT MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 15. THE MEETING OPENED WITH THE ELECTION OF A NEW CHAIRMAN, ALGERIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ABDEL BOUTEFLIKA. THIRTY-SIX NATIONS ATTENDED THE MEETING, WHICH WAS HELD AT THE PALACE OF NATIONS IN THE ALGERIAN CAPITAL.

    THE MEETING WAS OPENED BY OUTGOING CHAIRMAN MR. USAMANE BA, FOREIGN MINISTER OF MALI, AND WENT ON TO APPROVE THE FULL AGENDA OF SOME THIRTY TOPICS WHICH FACE THE MINISTERS.

    THE ISSUES TO BE DEALT WITH INCLUDE POLITICAL, DE-COLONISATION, ADMINISTRATIVE, FINANCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND ALSO THE PROBLEM OF INCREASED INTER-AFRICAN CO-OPERATION.

    AT THE MEETING THE CONFERENCE ALSO ADOPTED TUNISIAN AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF THE MEETING WHICH, AMONG OTHER THINGS, LAYS DOWN THAT THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE HOST COUNTRY AUTOMATICALLY BECOMES CHAIRMAN WHEN THE MEETINGS ARE HELD OTHER THAN AT THE OAU HEADQUARTERS IN ADDIS ABABA.

    AMONG THE NATIONS TAKING PART WERE UPPER VOLTA, GAMBIA, GABON, TUNISIA, MADAGASCAR, IVORY COAST, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, CAMEROUN, SUDAN, GUINEA, GHANA, MALI, CONGO-KINSHASA, MAURITANIA, NIGER, ALGERIA, BOTSWANA, BURUNDI, NIGERIA AND SENEGAL.

    THE MEETING WAS ADDRESSED BY THE ALGERIAN HEAD OF STATE HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE, WHO ACCUSED COLONIALIST AND IMPERIALIST POWERS OF MAKING REPEATED OFFENSIVES AGAINST THE DIGNITY, TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY AND UNITY OF THE AFRICAN PEOPLES. HE SAID THEY WERE DOING SO IN AN ATTEMPT TO REGAIN THE PRESTIGE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPLOITATION THEY HAD LOST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABMV836FJ8XVIKQ2DISRP5H63G
    Media URN:
    VLVABMV836FJ8XVIKQ2DISRP5H63G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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