• Short Summary

    REPRESENTATIVES OF AFRICAN STATES AT THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD) MEET IN PRIVATE AT NEW DELHI YESTERDAY TO CONSIDER THEIR TACTICS IN FORTHCOMING SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE.

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    REPRESENTATIVES OF AFRICAN STATES AT THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD) MEET IN PRIVATE AT NEW DELHI YESTERDAY TO CONSIDER THEIR TACTICS IN FORTHCOMING SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE. THEY HAVE SEVERAL TIMES WALKED OUT OF THE CONFERENCE IN SESSION WHILE THE SOUTH AFRICAN DELEGATE HAS ATTEMPTED TO SPEAK.

    LAST WEEK, AFRICAN COUNTRIES ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD SEEK WAYS OF EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA FROM THE CONFERENCE AS A PROTEST AGAINST APARTHEID POLICIES. YESTERDAY'S MEETING WAS THE FIRST OF THE AFRICAN BLOC'S TACTICAL DISCUSSIONS.

    AFRICAN COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN A FURTHER WALK-OUT TODAY. THEY JOINED DELEGATES FROM COMMUNIST COUNTRIES IN WALKING OUT WHEN THE SOUTH VIETNAM FOREIGN MINISTER ROSE TO SPEAK. HE HAD ARRIVED THE PREVIOUS EVENING ON A FIVE-DAY VISIT TO INDIA AND WAS NOT ON THE OFFICIAL LIST OF SPEAKERS.

    BUT SOUTH AFRICA'S CHIEF DELEGATE, DR. WILLEM NAUDE, DUE TO MAKE A POLICY SPEECH TO UNCTAD YESTERDAY, CONCELLED HIS SPEECH WITHOUT EXPLANATION.

    EARLIER THIS WEEK, AFRICAN DELEGATES HAD MADE A NUMBER OF SUGGESTIONS TO THE CONFERENCE.

    MALI'S FOOD MINISTER, LOUIS NEGRE SUGGESTED THE SETTING UP OF A NEW INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD TO THE WORLD'S NEEDY NATIONS. PRESENT DISTRIBUTION PROCESSES, HE SAID, HAD BECOME THE PLAYTHING OF POLITICS.

    LIBERIA'S REPRESENTATIVE CRITICISED THE SETTING UP IF ECONOMIC BLOCS BETWEEN NATIONS WHICH, HE SAID HAMPERED THE FREE FLOW OF WORLD TRADE. UPPER VOLTA'S DELEGATE SAID THERE SHOULD NOT BE TOO MUCH HASTE IN REMOVING TRADE BARRIERS BECAUSE THIS COULD HARM THE WEAKEST TRADING NATIONS.

    ZAMBIA CALLED FOR GREATER EFFORTS IN IMPLEMENTING SANCTIONS AGAINST RHODESIA. TANZANIA, TURNING AGAIN TO THE SUBJECT OF SOUTH AFRICA, DEMANDED TO KNOW WHY SOUTH AFRICA'S REGIME WAS ALLOWED TO TAKE PART IN THE CONFERENCE, WHEN SOME COMMUNIST COUNTRIES LIKE EAST GERMANY WERE EXCLUDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3IU0FJ5VA4Y7M8DD1WVOSLF4
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3IU0FJ5VA4Y7M8DD1WVOSLF4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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