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    A member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, Prince Mohammed Al-Faisal Bin Abdhul Aziz, opened the International Islamic Conference at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Friday (3 April).

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    A member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, Prince Mohammed Al-Faisal Bin Abdhul Aziz, opened the International Islamic Conference at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Friday (3 April).

    He praised the Islamic Council of Europe for focusing the attention of the West on the Islamic world and termed the conference a "historic occasion". He said it was the first time in contemporary history that the West had begun to show some real interest in the Islamic word.

    The conference coincides with an important exhibition of Islamic book art which opened to the public at the British Library on Saturday (3 April). It is made up of Qu'ran (Koran) manuscripts from the eighth to 18th century -- many of which have never been displayed in public before.

    Among the other guests at the conference opening was the Saudi Arabian Minister of Information, Dr. Mohammed Abder Yamani.

    Concern had been expressed by British Jewish organisations that the conference and exhibition might be used as a platform for Arab propaganda against Israel.

    This has been denied by the Islamic Council.

    SYNOPSIS: London's Royal Albert Hall, where an international Islamic conference opened on Friday. Guest of honour was Prince Mohammed Al-Faisal, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family. He opened the conference, which coincides with an important exhibition of Islamic book art which is made up of manuscripts from the 8th to the 18th century.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1O12XQYE6643F7Q4599IA1M91
    Media URN:
    VLVA1O12XQYE6643F7Q4599IA1M91
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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