• Short Summary

    U THANT, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, ARRIVED IN CAIRO LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) TO MAKE A BID TO EASE THE TENSION THAT GRIPS THE MIDDLE EAST.

  • Description

    U THANT, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, ARRIVED IN CAIRO LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) TO MAKE A BID TO EASE THE TENSION THAT GRIPS THE MIDDLE EAST. AS HE ARRIVED THE CONFRONTATION TOOK A MORE CRITICAL TURN WITH PRESIDENT NASSER'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE HAD BLOCKADED THE GULF OF AQABA.

    ALSO IN CAIRO FOR A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT NASSER WAS MR. YOUSSEF ZAEN, THE PRIME MINISTER OF SYRIA. HE ARRIVED IN THE AFTERNOON.

    THE MEETING BETWEEN MR. ZAEN AND COLONEL NASSER, WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THE PRESIDENT'S RESIDENCE AT MANCIET EL BAKRI, WAS ATTENDED BY MOHAMMED FAWZY, LEADER OF THE UNITED ARAB TROOPS AND MAHMOUD RIYAD, THE U.A.R. FOREIGN MINISTER.

    ALSO IN CAIRO FOR TALKS WAS GENERAL RIKYE, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE UNITED NATIONS FORCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

    MR. ZAEN WAS MET AT CAIRO AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT NASSER. EARLIER PRESIDENT NASSER HAD VISITED ONE OF HIS FIGHTER SQUADRONS. HIS TALKS WITH AIR CREW WERE GIVEN WIDE COVERAGE ON U.A.R. TELEVISION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7FMYJ66DXG159AYSOPG63S7O2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FMYJ66DXG159AYSOPG63S7O2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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