• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT HABIB BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA IS ON A 16-DAY TOUR OF EUROPE AIMED AT LINKING HIS COUNTRY MORE CLOSELY WITH THE WESTERN WORLD.

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    PRESIDENT HABIB BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA IS ON A 16-DAY TOUR OF EUROPE AIMED AT LINKING HIS COUNTRY MORE CLOSELY WITH THE WESTERN WORLD. YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) HE WOUND UP A THREE-DAY STATE VISIT TO HOLLAND BY VISITING A CENTRE OF ARABIC STUDIES AND TOURING THE HARBOUR OF THE WORLD'S BUSIEST PORT, ROTTERDAM.

    LEIDEN UNIVERSITY, NEAR THE HAGUE, HAS WORLD REPUTATION AS A CENTRE OF ARABIC LEARNING. ITS FOUNDATION IN THE 16TH CENTURY LED TO A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ARABIC LANGUAGE AND CULTURE.

    IT HAS A PRICELESS COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL MANUSCRIPTS DATING BACK MORE THAN A 1000 YEARS. ONE DOCUMENT RECALLS THE SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN BY SALADIN, THE 12TH CENTURY EGYPTIAN SULTAN, AGAINST THE CHRISTIAN CRUSADERS.

    FROM LEIDEN THE PARTY WENT TO ROTTERDAM, WHERE THE EUROPOORT IS THE HUB OF EUROPEAN SHIPPING. THE YOUNG PRINCESS POINTED OUR HARBOUR INSTALLATIONS AND SHIPS TO THE TUNISIAN LEADER.

    ROTTERDAM, SMASHED TO THE GROUND IN WORLD WAR TWO, HAS ENJOYED A PHENOMENAL GROWTH. MOST OF EUROPE BULK IMPORTS, SUCH AS OIL AND GRAIN, ARE HANDLED HERE. IT IS ALSO THE STARTING POINT FOR MUCH OF THE RHINE TRAFFIC INTO THE INDUSTRIAL HEART OF EUROPE.

    (AT THE END OF THE STATE VISIT, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNHARD HAVE ACCEPTED AN INVITATION BY PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA TO VISIT HIS NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRY. THE DATE HAS YET TO BE FIXED. THE PRESIDENT ALSO HAD TALKS WITH DUTCH POLITICAL LEADERS ON A POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TUNISIA AND THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET. HIS EUROPEAN TOUR IS TAKING HIM TO THREE OTHER COUNTRIES: BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG AND WEST GERMANY BEFORE RETURNING HOME ON JULY 22).

    (PRINCESS MARGRIET IS THE THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE QUEEN AND PRINCE BERNHARD. SHE IS DUE TO MARRY A COMMONER, PIETER VAN VOLLENHOVEN, NEXT JANUARY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA77I4PCJG21RDFJVVLO8P2DRB9
    Media URN:
    VLVA77I4PCJG21RDFJVVLO8P2DRB9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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