• Short Summary

    The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriyah -- formerly Libya -- appears to have modified its traditional policy of full support for minority groups fighting established governments, according to the news agency Reuter.

  • Description

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    GV EXTERIOR PAN FROM Flags TO People's Hall, Tripoli, Libyan Jamahiriyah
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    2.
    SV INTERIOR PAN ACROSS Islamic Foreign Ministers Conference Delegates seated
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    3.
    CU Jordanian delegate seated
    0.24

    4.
    CU Saudi Arabian delegates seated
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    5.
    SV Jamahiriyah leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi walking to rostrum
    0.38

    6.
    CU Arab League Secretary-General Mahmoud Riad seated
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    7.
    SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Gaddafi addressing conference
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriyah -- formerly Libya -- appears to have modified its traditional policy of full support for minority groups fighting established governments, according to the news agency Reuter. The agency was quoting several remarks by the Jamahiriyah leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, referring to secessionist battles in the Philippines and Ethiopia.

    SYNOPSIS:Colonel Gaddafi's apparent change of policy came during the eighth Islamic Foreign Ministers Conference which began in Tripoli, the capital of the Jamahiriyah, on Monday (16 May). Delegates from 38 Islamic countries were attending the six-day conference.

    Among the delegates were those from Jordan and Saudi Arabia, but the conference is being boycotted by three countries -- Egypt, Sudan and Iran. The Jamahiriyah Head of State, Colonel Gaddafi, who opened the conference, said the three absences were not due to political differences. But he did refer to Egypt as being "under United States domination".

    On the Jamahiriyah's support for minority groups, Colonel Gaddafi said the Moro Liberation Front and the government of the Philippines would have to face their problems themselves. On the Eritrean secessionists fighting in Ethiopia, he said they had been supported while fighting the old government. But since the revolution, he said, justice and equality had been brought to all.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3U04SFU5XB7ESRZJUL9FEAGLR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3U04SFU5XB7ESRZJUL9FEAGLR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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