• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: A new East and South African Preferential Trade Area (PTA) agreement was finally signed in Lusaka, Zambia on Monday (21 December).It has taken four years of tough negotiations to reach this stage.Only half of the expected eighteen signed the document.Many countries who did not sign the document sent delegates and are expected to sign in the future.

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    GV INTERIOR President Kaunda of Zambia taking his seat with other African Heads of State
    0.10


    CU Swaziland delegate
    0.12


    SV President Kaunda speaking and delegates listening (3 shots)
    1.09


    SV Djibouti delegate
    1.13


    SV President Kaunda and President Moi of Kenya signing agreement
    1.19


    SV PAN Delegates from Djibouti, Ethiopia PAN TO other heads of state signing
    1.32


    SPEECH (TRANSCRIPT)



    KAUNDA: "Political freedom is our right as peoples and as human beings. Therefore, the struggles to obtain these rights becomes both sacred and uncompromising. The existence of apartheid system in our sub-region is evil. This summit marks the beginning of establishing a new economic order within this sub-region, based on our collective desire, collective desire, to control our own political and economic destinies."





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    Background: INTRODUCTION: A new East and South African Preferential Trade Area (PTA) agreement was finally signed in Lusaka, Zambia on Monday (21 December).It has taken four years of tough negotiations to reach this stage.Only half of the expected eighteen signed the document.Many countries who did not sign the document sent delegates and are expected to sign in the future.

    SYNOPSIS: The countries' territorial strife, poverty and economic uncertainty is the main reason for the PTA agreement.President Kaunda of Zambia welcomed the delegates and addressed the meeting.

    Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi who is President of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), said that Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland have a customs union with South African and they would probably sign the document in the future.Countries who did not sign at this meeting are being given founder-member status if they sign within three months.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2UF2B28ZMXSTXEBDDRINSFSF9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UF2B28ZMXSTXEBDDRINSFSF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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