INTRODUCTION: The European Common Market has expanded its trade links with the Arab world. On?
SV Heads of delegations, at Arab-E.E.C. treaty signing, Brussels, Belgium, PAN ACROSS table
SV E.E.C. Development Aid Commissioner Claude Chaeysson studying document
CU PAN FROM "Egypt" sign to Egypt's Zakarya Tawfik--Trade and Supply Minister
CU "Jordan" sign PAN TO Jordanian Economy Minister Nymeddin Dadjani
CU Syria's Economy Minister, Mohammed Immadi
SV ZOOM INTO CU Luxembourg delegate
SV British Foreign Secretary Anthony Crosland addressing gathering (in English)
SV Immadi signing agreement
SV Dadjani signing
CU PULL OUT TO GV Crosland signing
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 7: ANTHONY CROSLAND: "...(indistinct) ....encourage us to continue together, efforts to establish new capital relations between developed and developing countries in keeping with the hopes that we all have of a juster balance."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The European Common Market has expanded its trade links with the Arab world. On Tuesday (18 January), the Common Market signed agreements with Egypt, Jordan and Syria, increasing current economic trade ties by several hundred million (U.S.) dollars.
SYNOPSIS: The signing ceremony was conducted during a break in the Common Market's formal session, and set the seal on the Community's design for a Mediterranean policy. One of the signatories was Monsieur Claude Chaeysson, the Community's Commissioner for Development Aid. The Egyptian delegate was Mr. Zakarya Tawfik Abdel Fattah, Egyptian Minster for Trade and Supply. Jordanian Economy Minister, Mr. Nymeddin Dadjani, signed for his country, and another Economy Minister, Mr. Mohammed Immadi represented Syria. Britain's Foreign Secretary, Mr. Anthony Crosland, addressed the gathering.
The signing of the three agreements means Arab expansion of trade into Common Market countries and financial aid the other way of more than 185 million pounds sterling (324 million dollars). Similar agreements have already been concluded with three other Arab states -- Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia -- and with Israel.