• Short Summary

    REPRESENTATIVES FROM KENYA, UGANDA AND TANZANIA TODAY (MONDAY) RESUMED TALKS WITH MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET'S TOP EXECUTIVE BODY IN A BID TO CONCLUDE AN ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THEM.

  • Description

    REPRESENTATIVES FROM KENYA, UGANDA AND TANZANIA TODAY (MONDAY) RESUMED TALKS WITH MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET'S TOP EXECUTIVE BODY IN A BID TO CONCLUDE AN ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THEM. THE TALKS, IN BRUSSELS, WHICH WERE BROKEN OFF IN DEADLOCK IN NOVEMBER, 1966, ARE SEEN BY COMMON MARKET OFFICIALS AS A PURELY FORMAL GATHERING TO ENABLE THE SIDES TO MAP OUT THEIR NEGOTIATING PROGRAMME.

    COMMON MARKET OFFICIALS BELIEVE SOME TWO WEEKS OF TOUGH BARGAINING BETWEEN THE SIX-NATION EUROPEAN GROUP AND THE THREE EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES LIES AHEAD BUT THEY ARE CONFIDENT THAT, THIS TIME, THE TALKS WILL END IN AGREEMENT.

    IN 1966, WHEN THE TALKS WERE BROKE OFF, THE EAST AFRICANS HAD REFUSED TO OFFER RECIPROCAL PREFERENCES IN RETURN FOR THEIR FREE ACCESS TO THE EUROPEAN MARKETS. HOWEVER, THEY LATER INFORMED THE COMMON MARKET OFFICIALS THAT THEY WERE PREPARED TO RE-EXAMINE THE POSITION.

    THE NEW TALKS ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN THE ABOLITION OF IMPORT DUTIES ON ALL GOODS IMPORTED FROM KENYA, TANZANIA AND UGANDA, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF COFFEE AND CLOVES. IN RETURN, THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET WILL ASK FOR A REDUCTION OF TARIFFS ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS, INCLUDING TEXTILES, MOTOR VEHICLES, TYRES, DAIRY PRODUCTS, REFRIGERATORS, STEEL AND PAPER.

    TODAY'S OPENING SESSION WAS HELPED BY M. HENRI ROCHEREAU, THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY'S MINISTER IN CHARGE OF RELATIONS WITH DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

    KENYA WAS REPRESENTED BY MWAI KIBAKI, THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE; TANZANIA BY A.M. MALIM; AND UGANDA BY W.W. KALEMA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD9QHJSARNRKKPKMDD61PKZTAD
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9QHJSARNRKKPKMDD61PKZTAD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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