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    Egypt and Iraq were holding further talks in Cairo on Monday (27 March) on a proposal to set up a tripartite federation comprising the two countries and Syria.

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    Egypt and Iraq were holding further talks in Cairo on Monday (27 March) on a proposal to set up a tripartite federation comprising the two countries and Syria.

    The Baghdad-sponsored plan was brought to Cairo by Iraqi Vice-President Saddam Hussein Al-Takriti, who arrived in Cairo on sunday at the head of a top-level delegation including ministers and high officials of the ruling Baath Party. The Egyptian team is led by Vice-President Mahmoud Fawzy.

    The Iraqi plan was announced after Jordan's King Hussein called for the establishment of a federal kingdom of the eastern and western banks of the River Jordan. The monarch's plan was bitterly attacked by many Arab countries.

    Mr. Takriti and his colleagues have already discussed their Proposal with Syrian leaders. Egypt's President Anwar Sadat, during a two-day visit to Libya, discussed the Iraqi proposals with leaders there. Iraq has excluded Libya from its proposal, although Egypt, Syria and Libya are partners in an Arab Federation set up last summer.

    SYNOPSIS: An Egyptian delegation led by Vice-President Mahmoud Fawzy was on hand at Cairo Airport on Sunday to great a top-level delegation from Iraq, arriving for talks on a plan to set up a tripartite federation comprising the two countries and Syria. The Iraqi team was led by Vice-President Saddam Hussein Al-Takriti.

    The Baghdad-sponsored plan for a tripartite federation is in response to Jordanian King Hussein's call for the establishment of a deferral kingdom of the eastern and western banks of the River Jordan. The monarch's plan was bitterly attacked by many Arab countries as a "treacherous move to liquidate the Palestine cause." Mr. Takriti and his colleagues have already discussed the Iraqi proposal with Syrian leaders, but this was to be the first round of talks with the Egyptians.

    Talks began Sunday night at the Qubba Palace. A major obstacle to the Iraqi pla??? is the exclusion of Libya from the proposed union. Libya is a partner with Egypt and Syria in the Federation of Arab Republics set up last summer.

    At the first meeting the two sides, the Iraqi team explained their reasons for proposing their plan and the steps that need to be taken to bring i about. The two sides also discussed bilateral relations and stressed the need for strengthening them. During their visit, the Iraqis are expected to be received by President Anwar Sadat, who discussed their proposal with Libyan leaders during a two-day visit to that country last week.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74RRC32RIE78EEIVF3MZ5S7TN
    Media URN:
    VLVA74RRC32RIE78EEIVF3MZ5S7TN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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