• Short Summary

    The main streets of Cairo were decked with bunting and triumphal arches erected by important Cairo Business Houses, to Welcome resident Nasser on his return from Syria.

  • Description

    The main streets of Cairo were decked with bunting and triumphal arches erected by important Cairo Business Houses, to Welcome resident Nasser on his return from Syria.

    The Al Ghoumhourich Square was thronged when President nasser stopped on to the rostrum to address the people. This was the first public meeting organised by the National Union on the occasion of the Proclamation of its President. Syrians and Egyptians combined to make this the greatest congress ever held in the Middle East.

    With the high ranking officers of the United Arab Republic who shared the rostrum with President Nasser were representatives of the Coptic Clergy with Sheikh el Islam.

    News has since been received from the Middle East of the resignation of General Afif el Bizri, the C in C of the Syrian Army until Syria's absorption into Colonel Nasser United Arab Republic. He had been given the post of Commander of the Republic's First Army, while officers junior to him in Syria has been given Ministerial rank, in the U.A.R.

    The resignation is the first concrete evidence in Syria with Colonel Nasser's appointments. General Bizri's post as commander of a First Army has been regarded generally as a loss of rank.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7FLDDYSOIXV6U3XKFDO1C39L5
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FLDDYSOIXV6U3XKFDO1C39L5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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