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    TWO LEADING FIGURES IN THE ARAB WORLD BEGAN STATE VISITS TO NEIGHBOURING ARAB COUNTRIES THIS WEEK.

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    TWO LEADING FIGURES IN THE ARAB WORLD BEGAN STATE VISITS TO NEIGHBOURING ARAB COUNTRIES THIS WEEK. TODAY (THURSDAY) PRESIDENT ABDEL RAHMAN ARIF OF IRAQ FLEW INTO CAIRO, AND YESTERDAY KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN FLEW INTO KUWAIT.

    DURING HIS FOUR-DAY VISIT TO KUWAIT, KING HUSSEIN IS EXPECTED TO RAISE THE YEMEN ISSUE AND HIS COUNTRY'S CURRENT DIFFERENCES WITH THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC. HE WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE AMIR OF KUWAIT, SHEIKH SABAH AL SALIM AL SABAH, WHO LAST YEAR TRIED TO MEDIATE THE YEMEN CIVIL WAR BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND ROYALISTS.

    JORDAN LAST WEEK THREATENED TO WITHDRAW RECOGNITION FROM THE YEMEN REPUBLIC BECAUSE OF ALLEGED EGYPTIAN USE OF POISON GAS AGAINST THE ROYALISTS. AFTER FOUR DAYS IN KUWAIT, KING HUSSEIN WILL TOUR PERSIAN GULF STATES BEFORE VISITING SAUDI ARABIA, WHICH BACKS THE YEMENI ROYALISTS.

    PRESIDENT ARIF, ON HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE U.A.R. SINCE HE BECAME IRAQI HEAD OF STATE 10 MONTHS AGO, WAS WELCOMED AT THE AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT GAMAL ABDEL NASSER.

    DURING HIS FIVE-DAY STAY, PRESIDENT ARIF WILL HAVE TWO ROUNDS OF OFFICIAL TALKS. ON SATURDAY, HE WILL ADDRESS A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE EGYPTIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6K4K9L60CHQWIGANEAJ0Q51BE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6K4K9L60CHQWIGANEAJ0Q51BE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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