A follow-up committee comprised of representatives of the three nations of the new Federation of Arab Republics (F.
A follow-up committee comprised of representatives of the three nations of the new Federation of Arab Republics (F.A.R.) met in Cairo on Tuesday (21 September). The Federation was approved earlier this month by Egypt, Syria, and Libya. The three presidential deputies met to compile a draft regulating the functions of the Federation's Presidency Council. They also made some recommendations on the proposed Federal Budget. But they referred the question of the Federation flag, insignia, and national anthem to the three Presidents. Those who attended the meeting were Egyptian Vice President Hussein El-Shafei, Syrian Vice-President Mahmoud El-Ayoubi, and Liyan Deputy Premier Abdel Salam Jalloud.
SYNOPSIS: The Arab Socialist Union in Tahreer Square, Cairo, was the site of a meeting between deputies of the Federation of Arab Republics on Tuesday. The Federation of Egypt, Syria and Libya was formed earlier this month in a nation-wide referendum.
The deputies -- Egyptian Vice-President Hussein El Shafei, Syrian Vice-President Mahmoud El-Ayoubi and Libyan Deputy Premier Abdel Salam Jalloud -- met to discuss the means of putting into effect the provisions of the constitution of the Federation of Arab Republics. At the meeting, the deputies completed a draft regulating the functions of the Presidency Council comprised of the Egyptian, Syrian and Libyan Presidents. The deputies also drafted some recommendations on the proposed Federal budget.
But the committee decided to refer to the Presidents themselves the question of the Federation's flag, insignia, and national anthem. Future meetings of the committee will deal with the issues of communication links between the three Arab nations.