- Title: FRANCE: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY AND RAW MATERIALS OPENS IN PARIS.
- Date: 16th December 1975
- Summary: 1. GV Avenue Kleber, Paris 0.05 2. SV International Conference Centre 0.10 3. SV Giscard D'Estaing out of car and greeted by French Foreign Minister 0.24 4. SV African delegates arriving 0.27 5. SV PAN Dr. Kissinger arriving flanked by body-guards 0.34 6. GV INT President Giscard seated at table PAN ACROSS TO Algerian delegates and Sheikh Yamani 0.42 7. SV Spanish delegation seated next to Dr. Kissinger 0.53 8. SV Japanese delegates seated 0.58 9. SV ZOOM OUT TO GV U.N. Secretary General Waldheim talking 1.04 Initials BB/0120 PK/J???/BB/01??? Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 31st December 1975 12:00
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Reuters ID: LVAC0N742KYM569GD8535OAIDVSW
- Story Text: The international Conference on Energy and Raw Materials opened in Paris on Tuesday (16 December) with the United States claiming that lower oil prices would eventually benefit everyone -- including the oil producers.
The conference was organised by the French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing after months of delicate preparatory negotiations.
The U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, delivering the U.S. position at the opening of the 27-member conference on international economic cooperation, also said that the industrialised nations alone could not be expected to relieve poverty, injustice and want. And he called on the oil producing nations to take a greater role in solving world economic problems.
Meanwhile, the nine-nation European Common Market promised to share with developing countries, the responsibility for building a future world economy.
The French President told the meeting that there was a need for greater justice in organising the troubles world economy.
SYNOPSIS: Paris ... where the International Conference on Energy and Raw Materials opened on Tuesday with the United States claiming that lower oil prices would help everyone.
French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing -- the organiser of the conference -- spent months finalising seating arrangements and the agenda for the conference. Its existence is regarded as a triumph for the French leader.
U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger also told the twenty-seven-member conference the industrialised nations alone could not be expected to relieve poverty, injustice and want.
Dr. Kissinger called on the oil producing nations to take a greater role in solving world economic problems. Meanwhile, the nine-member European Common Market promised to share with developing nations, the responsibility for building a future world economy.
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