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ACP Regional Cooperation. The Courier No. 44, July/August 1977

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·Courier EAN COMMUNITY- AFRICA-CARIBBEAN-PACIFIC Published every two months No. 44- JULY-AUGUST 1977 THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY BELGIUM DENMARK FRANCE GERMANY (Federal Rep.) IRELAND ITALY LUXEMBOURG NETHERLANDS UNITED KINGDOM BAHAMAS BARBADOS BENIN BOTSWANA BURUNDI CAMEROON CAPE VERDE CENTRAL AFRICAN EMP. CHAD COMOROS CONGO EQUATORIAL GUINEA ETHIOPIA FIJI GABON GAMBIA GHANA THE ACP STATES GRENADA SAO TOME PRINCIPE GUINEA SENEGAL GUINEA-BISSAU SEYCHELLES GUYANA SIERRA LEONE IVORY COST SOMALIA JAMAICA SUDAN KENYA SURINAM LESOTHO SWAZILAND LIBERIA TANZANIA MADAGASCAR TOGO MALAWI TONGA MALl TRINIDAD and TOBAGO MAURITANIA UGANDA MAURITIUS UPPER VOLTA NIGER WESTERN SAMOA NIGERIA ZAIRE PAPUA-NEW GUINEA ZAMBIA RWANDA ACP COUNTRIES Cover- The paucity of inter-ACP trade is a reflection of the poor means of communication between the ACP countries. But with the aid of satellite communication, the skills of young telephonists, such as this one from Zaire, and new roads, like the Bafoussam- Bilmenda highway in Cameroon, inter-ACP contacts will increase. .l France - Robert Galley, Minister for Co- operation, defines French policy towards the developing countries and dismisses the idea that aid is a matter of charity. He considers development cooperation to be in the mutual interests of donor and beneficiary countries. The logic of development aid, Page 4 Ivory Coast - President Houphouet-Boigny made an official visit to Belgium in May, meeting the EEC President, Mr Jenkins, and other members of the EEC Commission, in- cluding Mr Cheysson. The Ivory Coast Minis- ter of Planning, Mohamed Diawara, outlines his country's "needs for growth" under the 1976/80 plan. Page 27 Dossier - Regional and inter-regional co- operation are necessary if the ACP countries are to develop beyond a basically local econ- omy sapped by traditional export production. But to what extent can the economies of developing countries in the sam

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