A two-day summit conference of leaders of he Central African Customs and Economic Union(UDEAC) ended in Bangui on Saturday (18 December).
GV EXT. Ministry
SV Band PAN across TO Bongo arriving
SV Ngouabi ditto
SV Ahidjo ditto
SV Bokassa ditto & greeted (3 shots)
GV INT. Bongo seated
SV EXT. Heads of state leaving hall
SV Leaders posing
Initials SGM/1754 SGM/1809
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Background: A two-day summit conference of leaders of he Central African Customs and Economic Union(UDEAC) ended in Bangui on Saturday (18 December). The Heads of State of Cameroun, the People's Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and the Central African Republic discussed taxation, agriculture, and investment issues of mutual concern during the meeting.
They also agreed to continue studies on harmonising labour legislation, social security, transport and posts, and telecommunications.
SYNOPSIS: A two-day summit conference of UDEAC -- the Central African Custom and Economic Union - which groups Gabon, Cameroun, Congo-Brazzaville, and the Central African Republic, ended in Bangui in the Central African Republic on Saturday. The UDEAC Heads of State were all present - President Albert-Bernard Bongo of Gabon.....
President Marien Ngouabi of Congo Brazzaville.....
President Ahmadu Ahidjo of Cameroun.....
And President Jean Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic, President Bokassa presided at the Conference, and as Head of State of the host country gives a reception afterwards.
The conference also elected President Ngouabi of Congo-Brazzaville as next President of the UDEAC Council of Head of State, from January. A communique issued at the close of the conference said the Heads of State had taken decisions to harmonies tax structures, agricultural co-operation, and the operation of a common convention on investment. They also agreed to continue studies on labour legislation, social security, transport and posts, and telecommunications.