• Short Summary

    SOMALIA AND ITALY AGREED TODAY (THURSDAY) TO WORK TOGETHER IN THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER FORUMS FOR A LASTING PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

  • Description

    SOMALIA AND ITALY AGREED TODAY (THURSDAY) TO WORK TOGETHER IN THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER FORUMS FOR A LASTING PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THIS DECISION IS THE OUTCOME OF TODAY'S TALKS BETWEEN THE ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF SOMALIA, MR. MOHAMED IBRAHIM EGAL, WHO IS ON A FIVE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO ROME.

    MR. EGAL ARRIVED IN ROME ON MONDAY, BUT HIS VISIT ONLY BECAME OFFICIAL TODAY - THAT IS FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS OF HIS STAY.

    IN A COMMUNIQUE FROM THE ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY, IT WAS STATED THAT DURING THEIR TWO-HOUR TALKS, MR. EGAL, AND THE ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MR. AMINTORE FANFANI, HAD AGREED ON THE IMPORTANCE AND URGENCY OF A MIDDLE EAST SETTLEMENT. IN PARTICULAR THEY DISCUSSED THE REPERCUSSIONS ON THEIR COUNTRIES' ECONOMIES OF THE CLOSING OF THE SUEZ CANAL LAST JUNE DURING THE ARAB-ISRAELI WAR.

    EXPLAINING SOMALIA'S POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC POLICIES, MR. EGAL TOLD SIGNOR FANFANI THAT HIS GOVERNMENT'S POLICY OF NON-ALIGNMENT DID NOT HINDER IN ANY WAY ITS DESIRE FOR CLOSE LINKS WITH ITALY AND THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET. HE ADDED THAT SOMALIA WANTED TO CULTIVATE FRIENDSHIPS, AND HAD RECENTLY STARTED TALKS IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF GOODWILL WITH NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES LIKE ETHIOPIA AND KENYA.

    THE STATESMEN WERE LATER JOINED BY THE SOMALI PLANNING MINISTER, MOHAMMED HAMED QABLAN, AND OTHER OFFICIALS FROM BOTH SIDES. LATER, MR. EGAL SAW THE ITALIAN TREASURY MINISTER, SIGNOR EMILION COLOMBO, AND DISCUSSED ITALIAN ECONOMIC AID TO SOMALIA.

    MR. EGAL PLANS TO MOVE ON TO BRUSSELS ON SATURDAY TO MEET EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET OFFICIALS. SOMALIA IS ONE OF THE 18 AFRICAN STATES ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMMON MARKET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JRL56XIQK6GXJO2CHU9EYD2U
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JRL56XIQK6GXJO2CHU9EYD2U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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