• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The Arab summit which opened in Fez on Wednesday (25 November), foundered after only a few hours over the controversial peace proposals for the Middle East put forward by Saudi Arabia.The conference, which was attended by eleven heads of state, could find no common ground on which to base their discussions.It is not known when the summit will re-commence.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR Arafat arriving and greeted by officials
    0.10

    2.
    GV INTERIOR Leader talking around conference table
    0.13

    3.
    SV King Hassan of Morocco speaking to delegates
    0.26

    4.
    SV Delegates from Saudi Arabia
    0.28

    5.
    SV Conference official
    0.30

    6.
    SV Algerian and Tunisian delegations
    0.42

    7.
    SV Bahrain delegations
    0.45

    8.
    SV Arafat
    0.48

    9.
    GV Conference hall
    0.51




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    Background: INTRODUCTION: The Arab summit which opened in Fez on Wednesday (25 November), foundered after only a few hours over the controversial peace proposals for the Middle East put forward by Saudi Arabia.The conference, which was attended by eleven heads of state, could find no common ground on which to base their discussions.It is not known when the summit will re-commence.

    SYNOPSIS: The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, was one of the first leaders to arrive at the ill-fated summit meeting in the former Moroccan capital.The meeting broke up after only five and half hours of talks.

    King Hassan of Morocco announced the decision to adjourn the meeting after the delegates decided it was too early to discuss the plan of the Saudis.The main stumbling block, delegates said later, had been the implacable opposition by Iraq and Libya to any scheme which included the recognition of the State of Israel.

    The meeting adjournment took few observers by surprise as the discussions had appeared to be increasingly headed for deadlock, as the hard line attitude of some states became known.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ALEGR1EFXYRKPL4SNABVBI6R
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ALEGR1EFXYRKPL4SNABVBI6R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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