• Short Summary

    Representatives of 40 developing countries have been attending a meeting organised in Lagos by the Organisation of African Unity to discuss links with the European Economic Community.

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    Representatives of 40 developing countries have been attending a meeting organised in Lagos by the Organisation of African Unity to discuss links with the European Economic Community.

    The meeting was opened on July 9 by the Head of the Nigerian federal Government, General Yakabu Gowon. It ends today (July 11).

    It was attended by the Trade Ministers from African Countries together with observers from three Caribbean States.

    They agreed on a joint position in advance of a conference scheduled to be held with the enlarged nine-nation EEC later this month.

    The main split had been between the French-speaking African states who already have links with the EEC and the Commonwealth African States who have been offered them following Britain's membership of the Community.

    The Commonwealth countries were against trade concessions by Africa -- the so-called reverse-preference system -- and their views prevailed, partly, according to some delegates, because the EEC itself no longer appears to be insisting on reverse preferences.

    The Ministers have designated Nigerian Trade Commissioner Wenike Briggs to act as their spokesman at the conference with the EEC which will be held in Brussels on July 25.

    The text of speeches in this film is given below:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9FBBNJ3Z9Q4MWDYAHZHB7XH6
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9FBBNJ3Z9Q4MWDYAHZHB7XH6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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