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An O.A.U. all-African trade fir will take place in Nairobi Kenya early next year. The site was visited by an O.A.U. delegation on Thursday (12 August). President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya will formally open the fair which will be attended by a number of heads of state. So far twenty-five countries will exhibit their goods at the fair. Twelve African Nations (including the Ivory Coast, Gabon, Upper Volta, Chad and the Central African Republic) have yet to indicate whether they will attend or not. The goals of the fair is a new drive for the political and economic unity of Africa and the increase of trade. Countries that have officially confirmed that they will participate in the fair are: Algeria, Cameroon Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malagasy, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan Swaziland, United Arab Republic and Zambia. Mauritania and Mauritius have indicated that they will participate.
SYNOPSIS: A delegation of the Organisation of African Unity visited Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday to visit the future site of the first O.A.U. all-African Trade Fair. As construction workers were building the pavilions that will house the visiting countries, Major Hugh Collins, one of the Fair Organisers, explained the Fair's policy to officials.
Organisers hope that the fair will be a landmark in the continent's economic history when it is held early next year. The alm of the ten day event, is the increase of trade in Africa and the bolstering in confidence in African products. Organizers say that the fair will enable O.A.U. states to display, in one location, the products they have to offer themselves and the world. The fair will give participants a chance to examine different ways and means of trading with each other. So far, more than 25 nations will have exhibitions. the idea for the fair was initiated at an O.A.U. summit meeting in 1969.