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    AFRICAN, MALAGASY AND FRENCH FINANCE MINISTERS NET IN DAKAR ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AT T CONFERENCE OF 'FRANC ZONE' COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    AFRICAN, MALAGASY AND FRENCH FINANCE MINISTERS NET IN DAKAR ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AT T CONFERENCE OF 'FRANC ZONE' COUNTRIES. THE PRIME REASON FOR THE MEETING WAS TO DISCUSS THE EFFECT OF EASING EXCHANGE CONTROL REGULATIONS IN THE FRANC ZONE IN THE PAST MONTHS.

    THE COUNTRIES MEET TWICE A YEAR, BUT THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAD MET OUTSIDE FRANCE.

    THE CONFERENCE BROUGHT TOGETHER ALL FIFTEEN NATIONS IN THE FRANC ZONE,AND WAS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT SINCE IT WAS PRELUDE TO NEXT MONTH'S MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND IN RIO JANEIRO NEXT MONTH. THE IMF WILL CONCENTRATE ON PROBLEMS OF EXCHANGE CONTROL.

    THE FRANC ZONE IS MADE UP OF FRANCE AND FORMER FRENCH COLONIES IN AFRICA - IVORY COAST, DAHOMEY, UPPER VOLTA, MAURITANIA, NIGER, SENEGAL, TOGO, GABON, CHAD, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CAMEROUN, MALI MADAGASCAR.

    THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME MALI ATTENDED A FRANC ZONE CONFERENCE SINCE ITS MOVE IN JUNE TOWARDS NORMALISING FINANCIAL RELATIONS WITH ITS NEIGHBOURS AFTER FIVE YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE FROM THE ZONE.

    FRANCE SENT ITS FINANCE MINISTER, M. MICHEL DEBRE AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CO-OPERATION, M.YVON BOURGES TO HEAD ITS DELEGATION. DELEGATES WERE GREETED ON ARRIVAL IN DAKAR BY SENEGAL FINANCE MINISTER M. JEAN COLLIN.

    THE MEETING OPENED IN DAKAR ON THURSDAY IN THE SENEGAL FOREIGN AFFAIRS BUILDING. LATER IN THE DAY, DELEGATES WERE THE GUESTS OF SENEGAL PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADGUHAHU5UROBDS1RO0ZMK0JA7
    Media URN:
    VLVADGUHAHU5UROBDS1RO0ZMK0JA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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