• Short Summary

    United Arab Republic President, Gamal Nasser, made a 2-hour speech, July 9, at the first meeting of the General Congress of the National Union - the U.

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    GV EXT.. Cairo University
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    2.
    GV Gates of University Building
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    SV INT.. Nasser, UAR Vice-President Amer, Nasser waves to audience
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    LV Audience waving
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    SV Minister on platform listen
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    6.
    SV Nasser speaks
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    CU DITTO
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    SV Audience
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    CU DITTO
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    SIDE V..Nasser speaks
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    CU DITTO
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    12.
    LV Audience applauds
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    Background: United Arab Republic President, Gamal Nasser, made a 2-hour speech, July 9, at the first meeting of the General Congress of the National Union - the U.A.R.'s only legal political party. 2000 delegates crowded the Cairo University auditorium to hear the President's disclosure that Egypt had produced its first jet training plane.

    Stating that the new jet plane was tested ten days ago, President Nasser said it was available to "any other Arab country." He said that it gave an outstanding performance and added: "Our production of this type of aircraft is sufficient to meet our requirements as well as those of any other Arab country that may like to test it."
    During his speech, the President referred to the U.A.R.'s relations with the United States and the Soviet Union. He went on to express "gratification" that the Soviet Union had accepted his efforts for co-operation. But, he said he had "deep sorrow" because the United States turned down his overtures. "The close friendship between the U.S.R. people and the Soviet peoples on and equal footing has been climaxed by the Soviet Union's participation with us in building the (Aswan) High Dam."
    President Nasser praised America's support for Egypt during the Anglo-French Suez intervention, although "the United States afterwards tied to realize its aim of aggression through other methods."
    Six hundred General Congress members were to be chosen later in the month to form the U.A.R. first National Assembly, due to hold its opening session, July 20.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SHRHLR4QDN9VS00ETUWBCEJW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SHRHLR4QDN9VS00ETUWBCEJW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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