A five-day symposium on African trade ends in the Kenya capital, Nairobi on Friday (3rd March).
LV EXT. City Hall
SV INT. Delegates arrive and sit down(2 shots)
SV Mr. Osogo speaking
SV Delegates listen
GV Cameroun delegates
GV Delegates from Togo, Zambia, Gambia, listen (3 shots)
GV Mr. Osogo continues speech
SV Delegates applaud
GV Delegate from Zaire Republic listens
SV Mr. Telli addresses delegates
GV Kenya delegate listens
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Background: A five-day symposium on African trade ends in the Kenya capital, Nairobi on Friday (3rd March).
The symposium is being attended by trade officials from more than thirty countries and is being held in conjunction with the first all-Africa Trade Fair, which continues this week in Nairobi.
Among the speakers at the opening of the symposium on Monday (28 Feb.) was Kenya's Minister for Commerce and Industry, Mr. James Osogo -- and M. Diallo Telli, Guinean Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity.
SYNOPSIS: City Hall in Nairobi - where all this week delegates from more than thirty African countries are meeting at a symposium on trade.
The symposium is being held in conjunction with the first All-Africa Trade Fair, continuing this week in Nairobi. For five days trade experts from almost every part of the African continent are exploring ways in which development can be helped through trade.
Speaking at the opening of the symposium on Monday was Kenya's Minister for Commerce and Industry, Mr. James Osogo. He called for measures to liberalise trade on the African continent. He said this shouldn't just take the form of reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers - it must also produce positive steps in raising the level of regional trade. Mr. Osogo called for government purchases to give preference to goods originating on the African continent.
Delegates were told by Mr. Osogo that it was in the interests of all African nations to expand trade with their partners and to diversify exports. He said in this way the African continent will achieve a greater degree of internal development and regional co-operation.
The Kenyan minister also told delegates that inter-dependence among African states has to be the main feature of African production and distribution. Only through African partnership, he said, can the development process in Africa be given a push and be accelerated.
Another speaker was the Guinean Secretary-General of the Organisation for African Unity, M. Diallo Telli. He told delegates that African's place within the third world depended largely on the degree of solidarity between African countries.