• Short Summary

    THE RULERS OF NINE DESERT SHEIKDOMS AT A TWO-DAY MEETING IN ABU DHABI, HAVE AGREED THAT PLANS FOR AN ARABIAN GULF FEDERATION SHOULD GO AHEAD.

  • Description

    THE RULERS OF NINE DESERT SHEIKDOMS AT A TWO-DAY MEETING IN ABU DHABI, HAVE AGREED THAT PLANS FOR AN ARABIAN GULF FEDERATION SHOULD GO AHEAD. PREVIOUS MEETINGS BETWEEN THE LEADERS, IN MARCH AND JUNE, HAVE ENDED IN DEADLOCK OVER WHERE THE CAPITAL OF THE FEDERATION SHOULD BE UP AND WHO SHOULD BE ITS FIRST PRESIDENT.

    BUT AFTER TWO DAYS OF MEETINGS THIS WEEKEND, THE RULERS ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THAT & COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS WILL BE SET UP TO SET UP A FEDERAL CHARTER WITHIN SIX MONTHS.

    THE FEDERATION WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE COME INTO BEING IN MARCH AND ITS FORMATION WAS ANNOUNCED, BUT DISAGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE RULERS OF BAHRAIN, QATAR, ABU DUBAI, AND THE LESS RICH RULERS OF SHARJAH, RAS AL KHAIMAH, UMM AL QAIWAIN, AJWAN AND FUJAIRAH PREVENTED ITS COMING INTO BEING.

    YESTERDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT SAID THE RULERS HAD AGREED BY A MAJORITY VOTE TO SET UP THE EXPERT COMMITTEE.

    THE RULERS PLAN TO STUDY THE POSSIBILITIES OF A UNIFIED CURRENCY AND POSTAL SYSTEM AND TO DESIGN A FLAG AND EMBLEM FOR THE FEDERATION. THE COMMUNIQUE SAID THAT THE QUESTION OF THE PRESIDENCY AND THE CAPITAL WILL BE RESOLVED BY A ROTA SYSTEM BETWEEN THE NINE STATES.

    A FURTHER MEETING BETWEEN THE RULERS IS TO BE HELD IN QATAR IN OCTOBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7X1BAU5SNXQWAHE4EN3ADPVJJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7X1BAU5SNXQWAHE4EN3ADPVJJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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