Delegates from European and African universities met on Monday (22 March) in Lome to discuss Euro-African relations.
GV INTERIOR Banner announcing Club d'Afrique meeting.
GV Seated delegates.
SCU Mr. Ampa Johnson speaking while delegates listen. (3 SHOTS)
GV Delegates applaud.
SV Delegates from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin and others. (3 SHOTS)
GV PAN Mr. Boumbera Alassounouma speaking, delegates applaud. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: Delegates from European and African universities met on Monday (22 March) in Lome to discuss Euro-African relations. The main objective of the four-day colloquium, organised the Club d'Afrique under the presidency of Professor Ampa Johnson from Benin, is to promote a North-South dialogue between developed African countries. The debate was opened by Mr. Boumbera Alassounouma, Togolese Minister of Education and Scientific Research. He told delegates from France, Italy and 16 member-states of the Economic Community of West Africa that Euro-African relations will improve if developed countries implement their promises to under-developed African states. But first of all, Mr. Alassounouma added, African states must co-operate among themselves, in order to strengthen their own position within the North-South dialogue. Founded in October 1980 by personalities from the cultural, artistic, diplomatic and scientific fields, Club d'Afrique sets out to "contribute, within the North-South dialogue, to a new society where members by tackling international problems, will further the development of the African continent".