• Short Summary

    The sixth summit conference of the African, Malagasy and Mauritian Common Organisation (OCAMM) was held last week (April 25-26) in Lome, Togo.

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    SV Aircraft taxis in
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    2.
    SV Welcoming sign
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    3.
    SV Senghor down aircraft steps
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    4.
    SV Other members of party welcomed
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    5.
    SV Senghor inspects guard of honour (3 shots)
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    6.
    CU Guard
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    SV Senghor into car
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    8.
    SV Gowon down aircraft steps and welcomed
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    9.
    SV Pressmen
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    SV Gowon inspects guard of honour
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    SV Nigerian welcome signs
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    12.
    SV Gowon watching dancers (4 shots)
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    13.
    TV Dancers
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    14.
    GV PAN EXT. conference hall
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    SV Motorcade arrives (2 shots)
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    SV President Maga welcomed
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    GV Crowd
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    SV PAN Presidents pose for photos
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    GTV INT.conference
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    20.
    CU President Eyadema speaks
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    SV Delegates applaud
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    22.
    CU Houphouet-Boigny speaks
    2.27

    23.
    CU Senghor listens
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    SV Maga speaks
    2.35

    25.
    SV Delegates applaud
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    26.
    GV conference
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The sixth summit conference of the African, Malagasy and Mauritian Common Organisation (OCAMM) was held last week (April 25-26) in Lome, Togo.

    Attending the summit were nine heads of state, the Mauritian Prime Minister and representatives from the central African Republic, the Congo, Rawanda and Madagascar.

    The 15-nation group of French and English-speaking countries was reduced to 14 when the Zaire Republic announced its withdrawal from the Organisation one week before the conference began. A Zaire official said his country withdraw because of "certain foreign interference in the group's affairs".

    During the conference General Yakubu Gowon, the Nigerian head of state, arrived for a six-day visit to Togo to strengthen Nigeria's contacts with the West Africa's French-speaking states. The summit's first task was to elect Senegalese President Leopold Senghor as the OCAMM President. His predecessor was Chad's President Francois Tombalbaye, who resigned the post two months ago.

    During the conference, President Senghor called for greater commercial cooperation between African states, and welcomed the enlargement of the European Common Market. The new OCAMM President also called on member states to ratify an agreement establishing a OCAMM cultural institute.

    The opening session heard messages from United States President Richard Nixon, who stressed OCAMM's positive initiatives to bring about regional economic integration, and from United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, who said OCAMM was "an example to follow".

    At the end of the summit, the conference issued a communique covering the social, political, economic and cultural issues discussed during the two-day session. The next OCAMM summit will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius, in April, 1973.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9E6ZQ5NBAI32HVPG6WW9H9W6
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9E6ZQ5NBAI32HVPG6WW9H9W6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
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    N/A

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