• Short Summary

    TWO DAYS BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE IN MOROCCO ON SATURDAY (2????

  • Description

    TWO DAYS BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE IN MOROCCO ON SATURDAY (2??? OCTOBER), ARAB FOREIGN MINISTERS WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT IN AN EFFORT TO AVERT AN OPEN RIFT DEVELOPING BETWEEN JORDAN AND PALESTINIAN COMMANDOES OVER THE WEST BANK PALESTINIAN PROBLEM.

    THE FLURRY OF ACTIVITY OCCURRED AFTER THE PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANISATION (PLO) TH???ATENED TO WITHDRAW FROM THE FOREIGN MINISTERS' PREPARATORY TALKS.

    THE PLO MADE THEIR THREAT ON THURSDAY NIGHT (24 OCTOBER) BECAUSE THEY FELT THEY WERE A???IVING INSUFFICIENT SUPPORT FOR THEIR PROPOSALS FOR THE FUTURE OF PALESTINIAN LANDS ??? THEY WERE LIBERATED.

    JORDAN AND THE PLO HAVE BOTH MADE CLAIMS TO SPEAK FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE, AND IN PARTICULAR DISAGREE AS TO WHO SHALL HAVE SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE ISRAELI-OCCUPIED WEST BANK OF THE RIVER JORDAN.

    MEANWHILE THE LEADERS OF MANY ARAB STATES ARRIVED IN MOROCCO FOR THE SUMMIT CONFERENCE. AMONG THEM WAS KING FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA WHO ARRIVED ON THURSDAY. AS WITH THE OTHER LEADERS HE WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY KING HASSAN 11 OF MOROCCO.

    SYNOPSIS: IN MOROCCO, PREPARATIONS FOR THIS WEEKEND'S ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE CONTINUE AS ARAB LEAGUE FOREIGN MINISTERS WORKED BEHIND THE SCENES IN AN EFFORT TO ACHIEVE A FACE OF UNITY FOR THE OPENING OF THE MEETING ON SATURDAY. NEWSMEN RELAXED -- BUT THE FOREIGN MINISTERS INDULGED IN A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY TO PATCH-UP THE RIFT THAT HAD DEVELOPED BETWEEN JORDAN AND THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION OVER WHO SHOULD SPEAK FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE.

    KING HASSAN THE SECOND WAS ON HAND AT RABAT AIRPORT TO GREET THEM.

    KIND FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA WAS ONE OF THE ARAB LEADERS WHO ARRIVED ON THURSDAY. THE ONLY HEAD OF STATE IN THE TWENTY MEMBER ARAB LEAGUE WHO WON'T BE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE IS COLONEL GADDAFI OF LIBYA. HE BECAME AN OPPONENT OF KING HASSAN IN 1971 WHEN HE BACKED AN ATTEMPTED COUP AGAINST THE MOROCCAN MONARCH.

    THE OTHER EIGHTEEN VISITING ARAB LEADERS HAD ALL ARRIVED BY EARLY ON SATURDAY MORNING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6CY43LGIXREJ89LX8DA3SV9E5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CY43LGIXREJ89LX8DA3SV9E5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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