The need for co-ordinated European aid to developing countries is being discussed by Chilean Foreign Minister Clodomiro Almeyda, who started a two-day official visit to Belgium yesterday (Monday).
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Background: The need for co-ordinated European aid to developing countries is being discussed by Chilean Foreign Minister Clodomiro Almeyda, who started a two-day official visit to Belgium yesterday (Monday).
Senor Almeydo, who was welcomed on his arrival by his Belgian opposite number Pierre Harmel, was promised that a new aid policy would be under review at the autumn summit meeting of leaders from the enlarged European Common Market.
The Chilean Minister is also having talks with Belgian secretary of State for Foreign Trade, M. Hendrik Fayat. Senor Almeyda has suggested a series of industrial development projects in Chilo that might attract Belgian investment.
SYNOPSIS: Chile's Foreign Minister Clodomiro Almeyda flew to Brussels on Monday for a two-day official visit. His Belgian counterpart, M. Pierre Harmel, was at the airport to meet him and the two men were soon involved in their first round of talks. Part of Senor Almeyda's mission was to stress the need for co-ordinated European aid to developing countries. He was assured that an overall policy would b discussed at the autumn summit meeting of leaders from the enlarged Common Market.
At another round of talks, Senor Almeyda met the Belgian Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Hendrik Fayat. The Chilean Minister has suggested a series of industrial developments in his own country that might attract belgian investment. He also asked about the possibility of a direct government lean. But he was informed of concern in Brussels that existing Belgian interest in Chile might be nationalised.