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EC TO PARTICIPATE IN WASHINGTON COORDINATING AID CONFERENCE

 EC TO PARTICIPATE IN WASHINGTON COORDINATING AID CONFERENCE
 WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Joao de Deus Rogado Pinheiro, foreign minister of Portugal which currently holds the EC Council presidency, and Frans Andriessen, EC Commission vice president for External Affairs and Trade, will represent the European Community in the plenary meeting of the Coordinating Conference on Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Washington, Jan. 22 and 23. Several EC member states, as well as the EC Commission, will attend the conference and co-chair some conference working groups.
 An initiative of the United States, the conference aims to improve the coordination of Western aid efforts to the former Soviet republics.
 Five key areas have been identified for working groups co-chaired by the following:
 Food: Germany, United Kingdom and Canada
 Medicine: Japan, United States
 Energy: Netherlands, Venezuela
 Shelter: Germany, Italy
 Technical Assistance: United States, EC Commission, Japan
 Tables outlining current assistance to the CIS follow:
 TYPES OF ASSISTANCE TO THE INDEPENDENT STATES (EX-USSR)
 Figures in MECU
 A B C D
 EC 453.00 0.00 1,750.00 00.00
 Member States 1,249.08 5,941.55 18,457.63 8,402.33
 Germany 1,189.10 4,520.55 11,522.49 8,402.33
 Italy 0.00 1,421.00 3,240.80 0.00
 Spain 0.00 0.00 1,118.32 0.00
 France 21.58 0.00 1,674.72 0.00
 United Kingdom 31.41 0.00 0.00 0.00
 EFTA Countries 37.01 0.00 1,788.20 0.00
 Finland 5.00 0.00 1,134.70 0.00
 Norway 3.68 0.00 93.50 0.00
 Sweden 11.70 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Other Countries 268.02 745.55 8,208.81 372.77
 USA 205.47 0.00 2,982.18 0.00
 Japan 21.54 0.00 1,938.42 0.00
 South Korea 0.00 745.55 1,118.32 372.77
 Total 2,007.11 6,687.10 30,204.64 8,775.10
 TYPES OF ASSISTANCE TO THE INDEPENDENT STATES (EX-USSR)
 Figures in MECU
 (Continued)
 E F G Total
 EC 0.00 885.00 0.00 3,088.00
 Member States 8,353.19 311.54 1,670.64 44,386.49
 Germany 8,353.19 196.55 1,670.64 35,854.85
 Italy 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,661.80
 Spain 0.00 0.23 0.00 1,118.54
 France 0.00 30.00 0.00 1,726.30
 United Kingdom 0.00 80.97 0.00 112.38
 EFTA Countries 0.00 93.46 27.85 1,946.51
 Finland 0.00 31.00 0.00 1,170.70
 Norway 0.00 39.10 4.00 140.28
 Sweden 0.00 17.54 0.00 29.24
 Other Countries 298.22 116.83 2,982.52 12,992.72
 USA 298.22 90.21 0.00 3,576.08
 Japan 0.00 1.18 0.00 1,961.14
 South Korea 0.00 0.22 0.00 2,236.86
 Total 8,651.41 1,429.19 4,681.01 62,413.72
 A: Food and medical aid (grants)
 B: Balance of payment support
 C: Export credits and/or guarantees
 D: Other credits
 E: Strategic assistance: withdrawal of Soviet troops and
 destruction of nuclear warheads
 F: Technical assistance
 G: Others or non-available
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 /CONTACT: Peter Doyle, 202-862-9530, or Ella Krucoff, 202-862-9540, both of the EC Commission/ CO: EC Commission ST: District of Columbia IN: SU:


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