• Short Summary

    PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM THE SIX EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES AND THE 18 AFRICAN ASSOCIATE COUNTRIES COMPLETED A THREE-DAY MEETING IN BRAZZAVILLE THIS WEEK.

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    PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM THE SIX EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES AND THE 18 AFRICAN ASSOCIATE COUNTRIES COMPLETED A THREE-DAY MEETING IN BRAZZAVILLE THIS WEEK. YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), SOME OF THE DELEGATES WENT WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE JOINT AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION, M. ALIOUNE SISSOKO, TO POINTE NOIR, ABOUT 500 KILOMETRES (310 MILES) SOUTH OF BRAZZAVILLE, TO VISIT A POTASH MINE WHICH, WHEN IT BEGINS PRODUCTION NEXT APRIL, WILL MAKE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE THE LARGEST POTASH-PRODUCER IN THE WORLD AFTER CANADA.

    THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET AND THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATES, WHICH THE DELEGATIONS FORM, HAS BEEN EXAMINING MUTUAL TRADE AND PREPARING FOR A PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE OF ALL 24 EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN ASSOCIATE COUNTRIES IN TANANARIVE, MALAGASY, AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

    FOR THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATES, 1967 WAS A BAD YEAR WITH UNFAVOURABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS HITTING THEIR EXPORTS. THE PARLIAMENTARIANS HAVE BEEN WORKING AT A NUMBER OF PROPOSALS INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF SETTING UP A COMMON EXPORT BUREAU. THE TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL PROBLEMS OF THE EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND WERE ALSO DISCUSSED. AMONG CHANGES PROPOSED WAS AN INCREASE IN GRANTS AND THIS WAS STRONGLY SUPPORTED BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARIANS.

    THE JOINT COMMITTEE ALSO SUPPORTED GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK OPERATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADY0N0TNZV7QC8UUFLE79E52DQ
    Media URN:
    VLVADY0N0TNZV7QC8UUFLE79E52DQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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