• Short Summary

    THE NEW CABINET OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC WAS SWORN IN BY PRESIDENT NASSER IN CAIRO TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    THE NEW CABINET OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC WAS SWORN IN BY PRESIDENT NASSER IN CAIRO TODAY (SUNDAY). THE CABINET IS HEADED BY PRIME MINISTER MOHAMMED SIDKY SOLIMAN REPLACING FORMER PRIME MINISTER ZAKARIA MOHIEDDIN WHOSE RESIGNATION WAS ACCEPTED ON FRIDAY.

    PRESIDENT NASSER TOLD THE NEW CABINET SHORTLY AFTER THEY HAD BEEN SWORN IN THAT THE COUNTRY WAS EXPOSED TO INCREASING ECONOMIC PRESSURE. BRIEFING THE MINISTERS ON NATIONAL POLICY HE SAID THE COUNTRY MUST BE READY NOT ONLY TO DEFEAT THIS PRESSURE BUT TO OVERTAKE IT AND ACHIEVE FREEDOM OF ACTION TO REALISE THE PEOPLE'S HOPES.

    THE PRIME MINISTER IS A FORMER ARMY COLONEL AND A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL PRODUCTION COUNCIL IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE REVOLUTION. HE HAS HELD A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT POSTS INCLUDING MINISTER FOR THE ASWAN DAM, A TASK WHICH WON HIM WORLD RECOGNITION. IT IS THANKS TO HIS MANAGEMENT THAT HE DAM IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED A YEAR AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

    LAST MAY HE WAS APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT NASSER TO THE HIGHER EXECUTIVE OF THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION - THE COUNTRY'S POLICY-MAKING BODY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6N657Z77IAOZT9SAWUNAWO6WF
    Media URN:
    VLVA6N657Z77IAOZT9SAWUNAWO6WF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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