• Short Summary

    THE 13-NATION ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAS GONE INTO SECRET SESSION IN CAIRO TO DISCUSS WAYS OF THWARTING ISRAEL'S PLANS TO DIVERT THE JORDAN WATERS.

  • Description

    THE 13-NATION ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAS GONE INTO SECRET SESSION IN CAIRO TO DISCUSS WAYS OF THWARTING ISRAEL'S PLANS TO DIVERT THE JORDAN WATERS. ARAB LEADERS HAVE HAILED THE TALKS AS AN HISTORIC OCCASION AND A DISPLAY OF UNITY AGAINST ISRAEL.

    REPORTS SAY URGENT BEHIND-THE-SCENES MOVES ARE GOING ON TO HEAL FEUDS AND DIFFERENCES AMONG ARAB STATES. DURING JOINT TODAY'S (TUESDAY) RESUMED SESSION, PRESIDENT NASSER HELD A JOINT MEETING WITH MOROCCO'S KING HASSAN AND PRESIDENT BEN BELLA OF ALGERIA, REPORTEDLY IN A BID TO SETTLE THE BORDER DISPUTE BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    THE CONFERENCE IS EXPECTED TO REACH DECISIONS TOMORROW ON ACTION TO BE TAKEN ON THE JORDAN WATERS ISSUE AND THE PALESTINE QUESTION GENERALLY. ISRAEL'S PLAN, MAIN STAGE OF WHICH IS DUE FOR COMPLETION BY MARCH, IS TO DIVERT PART OF THE JORDAN RIVER BY CANAL AND PIPELINE TO IRRIGATE THE ARID SEMI-WILDERNESS OF THE NEGEV. ARAB STATES CLAIM THE PROJECT POSES A THREAT TO THEIR ECONOMIES AND SECURITY.

    FILMED ARE TWO OF THE LAST ARAB LEADERS TO ARRIVE FOR THE CONFERENCE YESTERDAY: PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA, AND SAUDI ARABIA'S KING SAUD. THEY WERE WELCOMED ON ARRIVAL BY PRESIDENT NASSER. ALSO SHOWN ARE LEADERS AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE TALKS, HELD AT CAIRO'S ARAB LEAGUE HEADQUARTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XXTZTTKMY4WE6LY0SYTCKZN9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XXTZTTKMY4WE6LY0SYTCKZN9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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