• Short Summary

    THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL COFFEE ORGANISATION IS HOLDING ITS FIRST MEETING IN AFRICA, IN THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL OF ABIDJAN, TO CONSIDER PRODUCTION GOALS FOR THE EXPORTING MEMBERS OF THE COFFEE PACT FOR 1972-73.

  • Description

    THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL COFFEE ORGANISATION IS HOLDING ITS FIRST MEETING IN AFRICA, IN THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL OF ABIDJAN, TO CONSIDER PRODUCTION GOALS FOR THE EXPORTING MEMBERS OF THE COFFEE PACT FOR 1972-73. DELEGATES FROM EIGHT COFFEE-PRODUCING CENTRES AND EIGHT IMPORTING COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN THE CONFERENCE, WHICH WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON FRIDAY (28 FEBRUARY).

    THE 16-MEMBER BOARD COMPRISES REPRESENTATIVES FROM BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, CONGO-KINSHASA, COASTA RICA, GUATEMALA, MEXICO, UGANDA AND OAMCAF -- A POOL OF FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN STATES -- AS THE PRODUCING COUNTRIES, AND BRITAIN, CANADA, DENMARK, FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, HOLLAND, SWEDEN AND THE UNITED STATES AS IMPORTING NATIONS.

    AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE WEEK-LONG CONFERENCE, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MR ASNAKE GEUTACHEW, OF ETHIOPIA, SAID THAT THE BOARD WOULD HAVE TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM OF CREATING A FUND TO ASSIST THE OUTPUT CONTROL PROGRAMMES IN THE PRODUCING COUNTRIES. THIS, HE SAID, WOULD BE AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS WOULD PRODUCTION CONTROL.

    THE BOARD'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MR ALEXANDRE FONTANA BETRAO, OF BRAZIL, SAID HE HOPED THE SUCCESS OF THE ABIDJAN MEETING WOULD SERVE AS A PRECEDENT FOR OTHER BASIC PRODUCTS PRODUCED IN THE EXPORTING COUNTRIES.

    REPRESENTING IVORY COAST'S PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY AS HOST TO THE CONFERENCE, WAS THE MINISTER OF STATE, M. AUGUST DENISE. IVORY COAST IS A MEMBER OF THE OAMCAF GROUP, WITH CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, GABON, DAHOMEY, CAMEROUN, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND MADAGASCAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF49Y6OLN7UQEF60IP7G2VN85F
    Media URN:
    VLVAF49Y6OLN7UQEF60IP7G2VN85F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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