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The declaration from the conference (also referred to as the Brazzaville Declaration) included the following points:
The French Empire would remain united.
Semi-autonomous assemblies would be established in each colony.
Citizens of France's colonies would share equal rights with French citizens.
Citizens of French colonies would have the right to vote for the French parliament.
The native population would be employed in public service positions within the colonies.
Economic reforms would be made to diminish the exploitative nature of the relationship between France and its colonies.
However, the possibility of complete independence was soundly rejected. As de Gaulle stated:
The aims of France's civilizing mission preclude any thought of autonomy or any possibility of development outside the French empire. Self-government must be rejected - even in the more distant future.