• Short Summary

    Leaders of six West African countries have called for stringent savings within their own common market to combat a worsening economic situation caused by world recession.

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    CU Mail President, Moussa Traore, out of aircraft and greeted by the Niger President Seyni Kountche (2 shots)
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    KV Air Mali jet on tarmac with honour guard (2 shots)
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    CU President Senghor of Senegal steps forward and is embraced by President Kountche and President Traore (1 shots)
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    CU President Senghor drinks from ceremonial bowl
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    CU Officers saluting
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    CU AND CU The three Presidents (left to right: Kountche, Traore and Senghor) at attention before flag (4 shots)
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    CU PAN Mauritanian President Mahmed Kouna Haidala steps out of aircraft and greeted by Niger President Kountche
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    CU Haidala drinking from ceremonial bowl
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    Background: Leaders of six West African countries have called for stringent savings within their own common market to combat a worsening economic situation caused by world recession. The call was made at a two-day meeting of the Economic Community of West Africa in Niamey in Niger.

    SYNOPSIS: Among those attending the meeting was the President of Mali, Moussa Traore. He was greeted on arrival in Niger by the country's leader, President Seyni Kountche.

    Senegal is in the economic group and its leader, President Leopold Sedar Senghor, was also among early arrivals for the meeting. Other members of the market include the Ivory Coast, Upper Volta and Mauritania. Five of the group are considered by the United Nations to be the poorest countries in the world.

    The six countries have been among the hardest-hit by spiralling oil price, with oil bills rising to 620-million U.S. dollars this year for the Ivory Coast, the group's better-off member, and to an estimated 450-million U.S. dollars for Mali, which has hardly any resources at all. A drop in the world prices of commodities such as cocoa, coffee, cotton and groundnuts has meant that development projects have either been abandoned or reduced. The group's seventh regular summit will be held in Dakar, Senegal, next October.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7VOGHW62JC6L71S471XGF3MNJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VOGHW62JC6L71S471XGF3MNJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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