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.
Pan down. Triumphal arches erected in Cairo's main street in honour of President Nasser.
C.U. Bus through arch.
L.S. Truimphal arch.
G.V.Int. Public awaiting arrival of President Nasser.
L.S. Speakers platform showing model map which represents all the Arab States.
S.V. The Representatives of the Coptic Clergy seated.
S.C.U. Ministers seated.
L.S. Mr.Amar-el-Sadate, Secretary of National Union-speaking.
L.S. President Nasser walks on to the platform, waves to audience.
Angle Shot. President Nasser speaking.
G.V. Members of the public.
Side V. President Nasser speaking.
Side V. Various representatives applaud the President.
S.C.U. President Nasser speaking.
S.C.U. Guests including Melloa Anal who is second on the right.
G.V. Crowd cheer and applaud President Nasser.
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Background: 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.