• Short Summary

    RULERS OF NINE EMIRATES ON THE ARABIAN GULF MET IN ABU DHABI ON SATURDAY (25 MAY) TO TRY TO TAKE WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS CONCRETE STEPS TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE UNION.

  • Description

    RULERS OF NINE EMIRATES ON THE ARABIAN GULF MET IN ABU DHABI ON SATURDAY (25 MAY) TO TRY TO TAKE WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS CONCRETE STEPS TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE UNION.

    THE MEETING WAS THE FIRST FULL SESSION OF THE RULERS SINCE THEY DECIDED LAST FEBRUARY TO JOIN IN A UNION FOR THEIR MUTUAL SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING ONCE BRITAIN WITHDRAWS MILITARILY FROM THE AREA BY THE END OF 1972.

    THE NINE RULERS REPRESENT QUATAR AND BAHRAIN AND THE SEVEN TRUCIAL STATES, ABU DHABI, DUBAI, SHARJAH, AJMAN, UMM AL QUAIWAIN, RAS AL KHAIMAH AND FUJAIRAH.

    THE MEETING IS EXPECTED TO IRON OUT AT LEAST SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES IN THE WAY OF AN EFFECTIVE UNION BETWEEN STATES WHOSE WEALTH AND EXPERIENCE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIFFER WIDELY.

    BUT MAJOR POINTS, SUCH AS THE UNION'S FIRST PRESIDENT, LOCATION OF A CENTRAL BANK TO SUPERVISE A COMMON CURRENCY AND THE COMPOSITION OF A JOINT DEFENCE FORCE, ARE LIKELY TO NEED EXTENSIVE FURTHER DISCUSSIONS, PROBABLY AT EXPERTS LEVEL IN THE VARIOUS FIELDS.

    IN AN OPENING SPEECH THE RULER OF BAHRAIN, SHEIKH ISA BIN SULMAN AL KHALIFA, CALLED FOR AN ALL OUT EFFORT BY ALL NINE EMIRATES TO GIVE SUBSTANCE TO THE ARABIAN GULF UNION. HE SAID HE HOPED THE MEETING WOULD TAKE CONCRETE STEPS TOWARDS THIS UNION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA38TXSHKWPNDQCFP0B8EU0PSM2
    Media URN:
    VLVA38TXSHKWPNDQCFP0B8EU0PSM2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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