Ministers from forty-three African, Caribbean and Pacific nations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, on Wednesday (20 February) to discuss future possible links with the European Economic Community.
GV Building Africa Hall, Addis Ababa
SV Selassie arrives, meets officials
GV National flags
GV Selessie into hall
GV delegates (Central Africa) seated
CU Kenyan delegate
CU Delegates of Pacific Countries
GV Pan delegates seated
CU ZOOM OUT Selassie TILT TO delegates seated
SV Ghanaian delegates
CU Zambian delegate
CU Nigerian delegate
SV Caribbean delegates
CU Senegalese delegate
SV Zaire delegates
SV Kenyan PAN TO Ivory Coast delegate applauding
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Background: Ministers from forty-three African, Caribbean and Pacific nations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, on Wednesday (20 February) to discuss future possible links with the European Economic Community.
Convened by the Organisation for African Unity and opened by Emperor Haile Selassie, the meeting focused on unity between the participants in the force of what they alleged were European efforts to divide them.
Many of the countries are former colonies of the European powers and are seeking associate membership of the European body. The power of these former colonies has considerably increased recently with the world-wide shortage of raw materials.