A Lebanese Parliamentary delegation, headed by high-ranking ministers, crossed the border into Syria, Nov. 24 to offer their congratulations to Field Marshal Hakim Amer, recently appointed Governor of the Syrian region of the United Arab Republic.
SV. Arab Ministers await arrival of Lebanese delegation
CU. Signpost 'Syria-Leban' border
SV. Lebanese delegates walk from car
SV. Handshakes continue
CU. Officer with sword
SV. Lebanese walk past guard of honour
SV. Enter car
CV. Car away
CV.PAN.. Guard outside presidential Palace
SV. Lebanese arrive
CV.INT. Field Marshal Amer greets delegates
CU. Greetings continued
SV. PANDOWN..group in saloon
CU. Bazzi (Lebanese Minister) PAN to Amer receiving greetings of Lebanese President from Minister Takla
SV. Amer and delegates walk to another road
SV. PAN..all ministers
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Background: A Lebanese Parliamentary delegation, headed by high-ranking ministers, crossed the border into Syria, Nov. 24 to offer their congratulations to Field Marshal Hakim Amer, recently appointed Governor of the Syrian region of the United Arab Republic.
Led by the Minister of Justice, F. Takla; Minister of the interior, A. Bazzi; head of the Pemier's Cabinet, N. Akkari; and General Lahoud, head of the President's military cabinet, they were welcomed on the border by a Syrian delegation, headed by Colonel Serrat, Minister of the Interior; Justice Minister, N. Kassem; and Economics Minister, K. Kallas. A guard of honour formed as the two delegations met.
On arrival at Damascus, the visitors went to the Presidential Palace to see Field Marshal Amer. After presenting their congratulations, they returned to Beirut.
field Marshal Amer recently completed a round-Syrian tour to meet local government leaders, and reassure businessmen of his own gradualist approach to economic union with Egypt - a policy widely welcomed in Lebanon's business circles.