Delegates to the African and Malagasy Posts and Telecommunications Union (U.A.M.P.T.) met in the Congolese?
LV PAN INT Delegates applauding PAN TO officials at table
CU Ivory Coast delegate
CU Congolese minister Col. Opango speaking
SV Upper Volta delegates applauding
CU U.A.M.P.T. President Bambara speaking
SV & CU Delegates from Gabon, Niger and Rwanda speaking (3 shots)
SV PAN Delegates from Senegal & Chad listening
SV Delegates from Congo speaking
Initials BJB/1550 BJB/1600
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Background: Delegates to the African and Malagasy Posts and Telecommunications Union (U.A.M.P.T.) met in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville, on Monday (21 July) to discuss further developments in the work towards a common communications system.
The week-long meeting was hosted by Congolese Posts and Telecommunications Minister, Colonel Yhombi Opango...and headed by U.A.M.P.T. current President Captain Charles Bambara, the Upper Volta Information and Posts minister.
Delegates from twelve African states--including Ivory Coast, Niger, the Republic of Gabon, Senegal, Chad and Rwanda--attended the conference, which is dealing separately with legal, administrative, technical and financial matters.
Addressing the representatives, Captain Bambara criticised the U.A.M.P.T. for not fulfilling its true potential over the ten years since it was established. There are many outstanding areas of difficulty still to be overcome before postal and telecommunications systems are uniform, he said.