• Short Summary

    TUNISIA AND MOROCCO HAVE BECOME ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (E.E.C.).

    AT A CEREMONY?

  • Description

    TUNISIA AND MOROCCO HAVE BECOME ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (E.E.C.).

    AT A CEREMONY ON THURSDAY (JULY 24) AT THE BRUSSELS HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMUNITY, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF TUNISIA AND THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO SIGNED AGREEMENTS TO THE CREATE AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    THE AGREEMENTS WILL GIVE RECIPROCAL TRADE AND TARIFF ADVANTAGES TO THE PARTICIPANTS THOUGH TUNISIA AND MOROCCO WILL NOT BE FULL MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY. THEY ARE TO RUN IN BOTH CASES FOR FIVE YEARS. IT IS ENVISAGED THAT AT THE END OF THREE YEARS, FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE TO CONCLUDE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT.

    BOTH AGREEMENTS ARE THE RESULT OF LONG DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF TUNISIA AND MOROCCO AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMISSION OF EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES. TUNISIA SIGNED A PRELIMINARY AGREEMENT IN TUNIS ON MARCH 31 THIS YEAR, MOROCCO SIGNED ONE IN RABAT ON THE SAME DAY.

    PRESENT AT THURSDAY'S CEREMONY WERE THE TUNISIAN AMBASSADOR, M.S. EL GOULLI, THE MOROCCAN AMBASSADOR B. GUESSOUS, AND THE SIX PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES OF MEMBER STATES OF THE E.E.C. AFTER THE SIGNING, THE TWO COUNTRIES WERE FORMALLY WELCOMED INTO THE COMMUNITY BY NETHERLANDS REPRESENTATIVE MR. SPIERENBURG.

    NOTICES OF RATIFICATION OF THE AGREEMENTS WILL BE EXCHANGES ON 1ST AUGUST, AND THE AGREEMENTS WILL COME INTO FULL EFFECT A MONTH LATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC1C6N7Z59ZHPHF86KKMR17JEG
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1C6N7Z59ZHPHF86KKMR17JEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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