• Short Summary

    European Common Market representatives, in trade talks with Third World states Abidjan, have agreed to a massive economic aid programme for 46 African, Caribbean and Pacific nations.

  • Description

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    GV: conference hall
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    CU: sign "Yamoussoukro"
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    3.
    SV: delegates off bus and into building (2 shots)
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    CU INTERIOR: food posters
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    5.
    SV: delegates seated at table.
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    CU: delegates from Fiji, Tonga and other countries
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    CU: European Common market representative Jacques David speaking
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    SV PAN: along table TO Malawi delegate seated
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    SCU PAN FROM: delegates seated TO food posters
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    The Lome Convention was signed in Lome, the capital of Togo last year between 46 African, Caribbean and Pacific states and the nine member countries of the European Common Market. The agreement covers a variety of links - not only trade and economic aid - but also the exchange of political and cultural ideas.




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    Background: European Common Market representatives, in trade talks with Third World states Abidjan, have agreed to a massive economic aid programme for 46 African, Caribbean and Pacific nations.

    SYNOPSIS: Meeting at Yamoussokro, outside Abijan, Common Market officials have agreed to provide 4000,000.000 U.S. dollars (nearly GBP 300,000,000 sterling) to boost the economies of developing nations. The countries to benefit are all members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States associated with the lome Convention.

    Funds for food technology and agriculture will form much of the aid. Several Pacific states will receive general economic assistance as well. Others in West Africa, will have help with road construction, electrification and water technology.

    Monsieur Jacques David, the principal representative of the European Common Market at the talks, announced the aid programme. Officials for both sides say they are pleased with the way the talks are going. They say they are hopeful the discussions will reach a satisfactory conclusion when the talks end on the 7th of July.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADON7Y4VB33NFS9CLCUXBUZ5DX
    Media URN:
    VLVADON7Y4VB33NFS9CLCUXBUZ5DX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
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