The Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States, Senor Alejandro Orfila of Argentina, has talks in Paris with French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing.
GV Elysee Palace, Paris
SV Alejandro Orfila, Secretary-General, Organisation of American States, surrounded by newsmen
SV Senor Orfila speaking in Spanish
Senor Orfila earlier had talks with French Foreign Minister Louis de Guiringaud. He said that the talks with President Giscard had centred on the means of obtaining a closer relationship between EEC countries, including France, and Latin America. The Organisation of American States, which has its headquarters in Washington, includes the U.S.A. and Cuba among its 25 members. It was founded at Bogota, Colombia in 1948 "to foster mutual understanding and co-operation among the nations of the western hemisphere". France, Belgium, Canada, Israel. Italy and Japan are among the organisation's permanent observers. Senor Orfila was scheduled to leave Paris on Wednesday (26 October) for brussels for talks with the President of the EEC Commission Mr. Roy Jenkins, and the Belgian government.
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Background: The Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States, Senor Alejandro Orfila of Argentina, has talks in Paris with French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing. Senor Orfila says he expects an increase in French participation in the development of Latin America.