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    PRESIDENT EMILE ZINSOU, OF DAHOMEY, IS ON A BRIEF, UNOFFICIAL VISIT TO BELGIUM. IN BRUSSELS?

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    PRESIDENT EMILE ZINSOU, OF DAHOMEY, IS ON A BRIEF, UNOFFICIAL VISIT TO BELGIUM. IN BRUSSELS HE SPOKE AT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH (WAY), OF WHICH HE IS A CO-FOUNDER. HE ALSO MET TWO GOVERNMENT MINISTERS.

    PRESIDENT ZINSOU YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CRITICISED THE MATERIALISM OF THE CONSUMER SOCIETY AND CALLED FOR NEW FAITH IN LIFE, ACTION, PEACE AND FRATERNITY.

    HE TOLD THE WAY GATHERING THAT THE CURRENT REVOLT WAS OF AN AGE-OLD PHENOMENON BUT ITS METHODS, CHARACTERISED BY VIOLENCE, MATERIALISM AND A CATEGORICAL REFUSAL TO TAKE PART IN SOCIETY, WERE NEW.

    MODERN SOCIETY HAD BECOME BORED, HE SAID. THE PRESIDENT CALLED ON THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO ACT POSITIVELY, "TO BE OPEN, GENEROUS AND AVAILABLE FOR PEACE." (WAY LINKS YOUTH FROM NON-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES).

    BELGIAN DEVELOPMENT MINISTER RAYMOND SCHEYVEN AND INTERIOR MINISTER LUCIEAN HARMEGNIES EXCHANGED VIEWS WITH THE VISITING PRESIDENT ON TRADE, AID AND DEVELOPMENT.

    EARLIER, IN A PARIS INTERVIEW, PRESIDENT ZINSOU SAID HE WOULD BE ATTENDING NEXT MONTH'S ADDIS ABABA SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZHV0NAYOD4M8HMHB8ZB2ON38
    Media URN:
    VLVAZHV0NAYOD4M8HMHB8ZB2ON38
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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