In abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast, there have been two important conferences that have examined economic and development questions vital to developing nations.
GV African and Mauritian Professional centre (TWO SHOTS)
GV interior conference sign
SV PAN delegates entering conference room
SV PAN M. Ange Francois Battesti, Ivory Coast minister for Technical Education and Professional Training enters and walks to platform and is seated (TWO SHOTS)
SV delegates listening to M. Battesti speaking
GV and SV Battesti speaking and delegates listening (FOUR SHOTS)
GV delegates applaud
GV Congress Palace in Abidjan
SV delegates seated ZOOM INTO Vice-president of African Development Bank Mr M. Gondwe
GV delegates seated
GV conference in session (FOUR SHOTS)
SV Gondwe seated with other delegates (TWO SHOTS)
GV PAN delegates
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Background: In abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast, there have been two important conferences that have examined economic and development questions vital to developing nations.
SYNOPSIS: On Monday (November 20) a month long international seminar on production management and product quality improvement, aimed at solving economic and management problems typical of developing countries, opened at the African and Mauritian Professional Centre. It was inaugurated by the Minister for Technical Education and Professional Training, M. Ange Francois battesti. The seminar, attended by 20 nations, will study how to utilize more effectively the natural and human resources of developing countries. It is sponsored by the Agency for Cultural and Technical Co-operation, an organisation whose member nations wish to improve cultural and technical exchanges.
The Seminar is being attended by delegates from 18 African nations including Benin, Burundi, the Central African Empire, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Upper Volta, Mali, the Malagasy Republic, Mauritius, Nigeria, Ruanda, Senegal, Chad, Zaire and Cameroun. It is organised by the International School of Bordeaux and is jointly sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.
A few days earlier, the Congress Palace in Abidjan was the setting for another important meeting on third world development. The President of the National Assembly of the Ivory Coast, M. Philippe Yace together with the Minister of Trade, Maurice Gnoleba and the Economy, Finance and Planning Minister Abdoulaye Kone met a delegation from the Business International Corporation to discuss international involvement in African development.
The Corporation is an independent research, publishing and advisory organisation, serving corporations in international business. During the week-long series of talks, representatives met managers and businessmen from the Ivory Coast to discuss international co-operation and ways of establishing new business contacts for economic expansion. Among those who addressed the delegates was the vice-president of the African Development Bank, Mr M. Gondwe of Malawi.