• Short Summary

    HEADS OF STATE AND OTHER LEADERS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD HAVE BEEN GATHERING IN THE MOROCCAN CAPITAL OF RABAT THIS WEEK-END FOR THE THREE-DAY SUMMIT MEETING WHICH BEGINS TODAY.

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    HEADS OF STATE AND OTHER LEADERS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD HAVE BEEN GATHERING IN THE MOROCCAN CAPITAL OF RABAT THIS WEEK-END FOR THE THREE-DAY SUMMIT MEETING WHICH BEGINS TODAY.

    THE MEETING, TO DISCUSS THE FATE OF ISLAMIC HOLY PLACES IN JERUSALEM, WAS ORGANISED AT THE SUGGESTION ON KING FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA, FOLLOWING THE FIRE AT THE AL AQSA MOSQUE.

    TWENTY-FIVE COUNTRIES ARE SENDING DELEGATIONS. EACH WAS GREETED AT RABAT AIRPORT WITH COLOURFUL MOORISH CEREMONY AND THEIR NATIONAL ANTHEMS WERE PLAYED BY A MILITARY BAND.

    YESTERDAY'S ARRIVAL INCLUDED THE CHAD DELEGATION HEADED BY DEFENCE MINISTER MAHAMAT SENOUSSI. THEY WERE GREETED BY THE MOROCCAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER - AHMED LARAKI. MOROCCO'S RULER, KING HASSAN II, HIMSELF GREETED THE EMIR OF KUWAIT, AND THE AFGHANISTAN DELEGATION LED BY PRIME MINISTER NOOR AHAMAD ETEMADI.

    FOUR MORE DELEGATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE TODAY FOR THE CONFERENCE, WHICH IS BEING HELD IN THE GOLD AND WHITE BALLROOM OF THE HILTON HOTEL. NOTABLE ABSENTEES AT THE MEETING ARE SYRIA, WHICH BROKE OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH MOROCCO IN 1965, AND U.A.R. PRESIDENT NASSER, WHO IS REPORTED TO BE ILL. IRAQ HAS NOT YET INDICATED WHETHER IT WILL SEND A DELEGATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5HOWZ7570IMFZ0O50F3Q6U25J
    Media URN:
    VLVA5HOWZ7570IMFZ0O50F3Q6U25J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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