• Short Summary

    Post and Telecommunications Ministers from several African countries have been meeting in Brazzaville in an extraordinary session of the council of ministers of the African Postal and Telecommunications Union.

  • Description

    Post and Telecommunications Ministers from several African countries have been meeting in Brazzaville in an extraordinary session of the council of ministers of the African Postal and Telecommunications Union.

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting opened at the Union's headquarters in the Congolese capital on Tuesday (12 July). The Congolese Minister of Information, Post and Telecommunications, Monsieur Celestin Goma Foutou, presided over the session and one of the principal speakers on the opening day was Niger's Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Major Sory Mamadou Diallo -- seen here in the white suit.

    The meeting in Brazzaville was called following a decision taken by Post and Telecommunications minister of the member countries of the Union during a conference in Nouakchott, Mauritania in January. It's main aims are to examine the union's objectives in the light of it's current budget.

    Another item on the agenda is the discussion of plans for the establishment of a permanent staff for the general secretariat of the union. The African Postal and Telecommunications Union was founded in 1935 and has ten member countries. Its aims are to improve postal and telecommunications services between the countries involved.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVGC1KHWYXRMXHNLBMI8A7F23
    Media URN:
    VLVADVGC1KHWYXRMXHNLBMI8A7F23
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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