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    Five-hundred delegates from nine American countries are taking part in the eighth American congress of the Lebanese Cultural Union in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

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    Five-hundred delegates from nine American countries are taking part in the eighth American congress of the Lebanese Cultural Union in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

    The congress, which is also being attended by special guests from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast and Nigeria, opened on Sunday (26 November). It is due to end on Thursday (30 November).

    The meeting, under the chairman, Mr Jose Antonio Sokn, is aimed at sponsoring eider cultural and tourist activities between the member countries and enabling Lebanese residents in America to get to know each other better.

    Main items of the Congress agenda are arrangements for a world Lebanese youth congress and minor reforms in the statutes of the Cultural Union.

    Before the congress opened, members laid a wreath at the statue of General San Martin, the former Spanish soldier who played a big part in helping South American countries achieve independence.

    The Lebanese Cultural Union was founded in 1960 with a congress mainly every two years. Delegates attend from the United States, Canada, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina. Its president is Dr Anwar El Khalil.

    SYNOPSIS: In Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, members of the Lebanese Cultural Union gather round the statue of General San Martin, to pay their respects to the former Spanish soldier who helped South American countries achieve independence. A wreath is laid by leaders of the Union, including its president Doctor Anwar el Khalil, the representative from France, Mr Jose Antonio Sokin, and the Lebanese Ambassadorial representative, Mr Edmond Khayat. The ceremony preceded the eighth American Congress of the Lebanese Cultural Union, being held this week in Buenos Aires.

    The congress is taking place at the Sheraton Hotel, with more than five-hundred delegates from nine American countries attending. Representatives from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast and Nigeria have been invited as special guests.

    The large audience watches as a member of the Lebanese society presents a wool and gold Lebanese flag to Cultural Union President Doctor Khalil. With him on the main rostrum is the congress chairman, Mr Sokn. The congress is aimed at sponsoring wider cultural and tourist activated between the member countries. It also provides an opportunity for Lebanese residents in the American countries to get to know each other better.

    The Cultural Union was founded in 1960, and holds a congress mainly every two years. Delegates attend from the united States, Canada, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina. Main items on this year's agenda are arrangements for a world Lebanda youth congress and minor reforms in the statutes of the Union.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZACI5D6CH3NN3CIVB2TF7WPW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZACI5D6CH3NN3CIVB2TF7WPW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
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    N/A

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