• Short Summary

    A highlight of Bahrain's National Day celebrations on Saturday (16 December) was the formal opening of a special council by the Emir, Sheikh Isa Bin Sulman Al-Khalifa.

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    GV Manama town hall
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    2.
    GV Prime Minister arrives in car
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    3.
    SV PM greeted and walks toward building past guard (3 shots)
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    4.
    SCU Coat of Arms
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    GV PAN FROM delegates seated TO PM at table
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    6.
    SV PM at table
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    7.
    SV Delegates
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    8.
    GV & SV Prime Minister speaking (2 shots)
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    9.
    GV Delegates listening
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    10.
    GV PAN From delegates to Prime Minister
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A highlight of Bahrain's National Day celebrations on Saturday (16 December) was the formal opening of a special council by the Emir, Sheikh Isa Bin Sulman Al-Khalifa. The special council will decide a constitution for the Gulf State. During the ceremonial opening Sheikh Isa said he thanked God he had been able to keep a promise to his people that they should have a democratic constitution, allowing everyone a share in the task of setting Bahrain's development on firm foundations.

    SYNOPSIS: The Municipal Building in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, where Sheikh Isa Bin Sulman Al-Khalifa arrived on Saturday to launch his nation on the road to a future of democratic government. Sheikh Isa was about to formally open a special council which will have, among its duties, the formulation of a constitution for the Gulf state.

    During a 10-minutes address, Sheikh Isa said he thanked God he had been able to keep a promise to his people that they should have a democratic constitution, guaranteeing freedom of speech and thought. The opening ceremony was also the highlight of what was Bahrain's National Day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EZ89CVD7S6Z1EW9RZYS7VFKX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EZ89CVD7S6Z1EW9RZYS7VFKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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