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    The Foreign Minister of Kenya, Dr. Mjoroge Mungai, told the United Nations General Assembly on?

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    GV & SV EXT United Nations building and flags (e shots)

    SV Kenyan delegate speaking (SOUND)

    MR. MUNGAI: "It is to bring home the reality situations faces by many developing nations, I quote for example, our own experience in Kenya, most of the other developing countries face similar dilemmas. In other words we are faced with a situation which must be settled and a solution found. We talk of peace, but peace cannot prevail where people are hungry. We don't believe that the developed countries themselves can experience peace when the greatest section of mankind is faces with economic submission and human starvation. World peace is indivisible. Mr. President, as I have already pointed out our basic problem has been for a long time that the prices paid for our raw materials, including agricultural products, have always been far behind the price developing countries have had to pay for the expensive imports of capital goods from developed countries. If full and early attention had been paid to this problem I believe we would have been in a different situation today. The question of relationship between prices of manufactured goods and those of raw materials has been discussed at length at international meetings particularly those (INDISTINCT) but nothing concrete has so far been achieved. There has ben an increase in the price of oil and a realistic increase in the price of other raw materials is now urgently called for. It's not enough to just release a study of the problem. What is required is complete action by all to review the prices of raw materials and bring them to a realistic relationship with the prices of manufactured goods."

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    Background: The Foreign Minister of Kenya, Dr. Mjoroge Mungai, told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (23 April) there should be a would-wide increase in the prices of raw materials. Doctor Mungai said there should be a relationship between the prices of manufactured goods and raw materials.

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