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    Twenty seven countries are attending the third International meeting on regional development which opened today (Monday, June the 7th) in the Greek city of Salonica.

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    Twenty seven countries are attending the third International meeting on regional development which opened today (Monday, June the 7th) in the Greek city of Salonica. The countries are seeking financial and technical assistance for their economic development from the more advanced nations. The meeting will last until June the 16th.

    Seventeen nations took part in the first meeting in 1968 and 21 were at the second meeting two years ago.

    Also attending the Salonica meeting are about 100 West European and American engineering, technical, and consulting firms, as well as financing institutions, interested in undertaking projects in the participating countries.

    SYNOPSIS: Representatives of 27 countries began meeting in the Greek city of Salonica on Monday to discuss regional development. This is the third international meeting at which developing countries, including many from Africa and Asia, have sought financial and technical assistance from the more advanced nations. The meeting was due to go on until June the 16.

    The idea of an international forum where developing nations could negotiate directly on a commercial basis with developed countries, stemmed from the findings of an international symposium organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation in Athens in 1967. Seventeen nations took part in the first meeting in 1968 and 21 in the second meeting a year later.

    Also taking part in the meeting in Salonica were representatives of West European and American firms interested in undertaking projects in the participating countries. There were some 100 firms represented including engineering, technical and consultant companies and financing institutions. The project under consideration included housing, irrigation, textiles, ready-made garments, electrical appliances, shipbuilding and technical cooperation programmes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFOJ0XRZCJRFZ5689ZKBYY4K1
    Media URN:
    VLVAFOJ0XRZCJRFZ5689ZKBYY4K1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
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    N/A

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