• Short Summary

    The crisis in Lebanon and the dispute over the Western Sahara, dominated discussions at the 65th session of the Arab League Council which opened in Cairo on Monday (15 March)
    League Secretary-General Mahmoud Riad told 20 Arab foreign ministers and deputies who were in Egypt for the meeting, that Arab solidarity had been shaken by the "painful experiences" of Lebanon and the Western Sahara during the past year.

    "It was regrettable that this should happen while we are still facing the Israeli aggression and occupation," he said.

  • Description

    The crisis in Lebanon and the dispute over the Western Sahara, dominated discussions at the 65th session of the Arab League Council which opened in Cairo on Monday (15 March)
    League Secretary-General Mahmoud Riad told 20 Arab foreign ministers and deputies who were in Egypt for the meeting, that Arab solidarity had been shaken by the "painful experiences" of Lebanon and the Western Sahara during the past year.

    "It was regrettable that this should happen while we are still facing the Israeli aggression and occupation," he said.

    Later in the day the Council condemned alleged israeli violations of Moslem holy shrines in the occupied West Bank.

    The foreign ministers also condemned Israeli measures which they said were aimed at changing the historic and demographic features in the occupied territories. They expressed their full support for current protests in the West Bank in the face of israeli "violence and oppression". On tuesday (16 March) discussions moved to economics. The political committee reviewed progress of industrial economic and technical cooperation between the 20-member organisation and the European Common Market (EEC).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7XUQO0700NBCWHES1OSRPFPHE
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XUQO0700NBCWHES1OSRPFPHE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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