• Short Summary

    IN BRUSSELS, THE COMMON MARKET MINISTERIAL COUNCIL HAS BEEN MEETING TODAY (MONDAY) - FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE FRANCE BARRED BRITAIN'S ENTRY.

  • Description

    IN BRUSSELS, THE COMMON MARKET MINISTERIAL COUNCIL HAS BEEN MEETING TODAY (MONDAY) - FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE FRANCE BARRED BRITAIN'S ENTRY.THE MAIN ITEM ON THE AGENDA OF THE TWO-DAY MEETING IS AN ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE "SIX" AND 18 AFRICAN STATES.THIS IS DUE TO COME UP FOR DISCUSSION AT TOMORROW'S (TUESDAY) SESSION.

    AT TODAY'S SHORT MEETING, FRANCE CLASHED WITH HER PARTNERS OVER THE QUESTION OF HOLDING REGULAR CONSULTATIONS WITH BRITAIN.NEITHER DR.JOSEF LUNS OF THE NETHERLANDS NOR SIGNOR EMILIO COLOMBO OF ITALY ARE ATTENDING THE MEETING.BOTH COUNTRIES HAVE SHOWED MARKED DISAPPROVAL SINCE FRANCE'S VETO ON BRITAIN'S ENTRY.

    PROFESSOR ERHARD, THE WEST GERMAN ECONOMICS MINISTER, WASN'T AT TODAY'S MEETING EITHER.HE'D BEEN SEEING MR PAUL-HENRI SPAAK, THE BELGIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, AND SAID HE' ACHIEVED A FAR-REACHING AGREEMENT ON THE FUTURE ATTITUDE TOWARDS EUROPEAN MATTERS.

    ANOTHER CALLER ON MR SPAAK WAS THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR ADOULA , WHO'S IN BRUSSELS FOR 3-DAY TALKS ON RENEWING BELGIAN COOPERATION IN THE CONGO.HE ALSO HANDED OVER TO THE COMMON MARKET MINISTERS A NOTE FROM AFRICAN COUNTRIES EXPRESSING ASTONISHMENT AT THE DELAY IN SIGNING AN AGREEMENT FORMALLY ASSOCIATING THEM WITH THE COMMON MARKET.

    THIS NOTE HAS BEEN DRAWN UP BY THE 18 AFRICAN COUNTRIES ATTENDING THE SESSION OF TE U.N.ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA IN LEOPOLDVILLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWYBER55U5BAPTNBXB0T5K7UW
    Media URN:
    VLVABWYBER55U5BAPTNBXB0T5K7UW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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