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    The Gulf state of Qatar on Wednesday (September 1) announced its independence, ending all existing agreements with Britain.

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    The Gulf state of Qatar on Wednesday (September 1) announced its independence, ending all existing agreements with Britain. On the same day, Qater's Minister of Public Works Sheikh Khaled El-Attiyeh was on a mission to explain his countries plans and policies to Jordanian leaders. He had talks in Amman with the Chief of the Royal Court Ahmad El-Tarawneh and with King Hussein's special adviser Salah Abu Zeid.

    Simultaneously, other envoys from Qatar were holding discussions with other Arab states. In the announcement of independence, it was said that Qatar would take immediate steps to join the Arab League and the United Nations. A new treaty of friendship was today (Friday) signed with Britain.

    SYNOPSIS: Amman, one of the Arab capitals visited by envoys from the Gulf state of Qater on Wednesday. That same day, Qatar had declared its independence from Britain and sent out envoys to explain its new policies.

    In Amman, Qatar's Public Works Minister, Sheikh Khaled El-Attiyeh met the Chief of the Jordanian Royal Court, Mr Ahmed El-Tarawneh (on the left). Jordan, like Qatar, was once administered by the British.

    King Hussein's special adviser Saleh Abu Zeid was also t the talks. In Wednesday's announcement of independence, it was said that Qatar would take immediate steps to join the United Nations and the Arab League. But the country is also signing a new friendship agreement with Britain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA57Y19J8AMNZZMVC5CTOQBP95X
    Media URN:
    VLVA57Y19J8AMNZZMVC5CTOQBP95X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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