The Sudanese capital of Khartoum has become one of Africa's busiest centres for trade fairs.
GV INTERIOR: American and Sudanese businessmen seated around table. (2 shots)
CU: Conference chairman Fatherlraman Elbesher speaking in English
GV: Flags and bunting at trade fair. (2 shots)
SV: Workmen erecting sign
GV: Container trucks being unloaded
SV: Earthmoving equipment on display display
SV PAN: Stand being built
GV PAN ALONG: Pavilion TO flags at entrance
ELBESHER: "We think it is the best model of relations between a fully-developed and industrialised country, like the United States, and a developing country like Sudan. So the success of this relations between industrialised and a developing countries, the success of the it will give examples to other developing and industrialised countries all over the world to have benefit for both of them, and in a very friendly and fair (indistinct) of means and ways. We Will also implement through the same sort of experience with other fully-developed and industrialised countries in Europe, ?? East and elsewhere. Thank you."
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Background: The Sudanese capital of Khartoum has become one of Africa's busiest centres for trade fairs. The Third Khartoum International Fair opened there on Thursday (24 January), and was to run for sixteen days. And next November, the city's fourth international fair, and the Third All Africa Trade Fair, will be held there simultaneously. A party of forty-five United States businessmen, backed by their Department of Commerce, were in Khartoum as the third fair got underway.
SYNOPSIS: The Americans met with Sudanese trade and technical officials on Wednesday (23 January) at the friendship Hall in the capital. They heard a speech of welcome from the chairman of the Sudanese-American Businessmen's Association, Mr Fatherlraman Elbesher, who described the value of the association.
Sudanese government and business leaders consider the Khartoum international fair has clearly established itself i several ways. First, it is s showcase for products, materials and services most vitally needed throughout the African continent. Second, it is a major meeting point for Afro-Arab representatives to compare and exchange the latest ideas and technologies from all parts of the world.
The stands scattered throughout the hall contain a cornucopia of goods..earthmoving machines, agricultural and engineering equipment, cars, clothing, toys, medical, domestic and electronic supplies.
Exhibitors have come from... West Germany, France, Britain and Spain among Western Europeans.. Czechoslovakia and Romania in eastern Europe.. and lands as different as Egypt and South Korea.