• Short Summary

    THE ARAB LEAGUE MET IN CAIRO IN ORDINARY SESSION YESTERDAY (4 MARCH) TO DISCUSS FILLING THE POST OF SECRETARY-GENERAL, CURRENTLY HELD BY MR ABDEL KHALEK HASSOUNA.

  • Description

    THE ARAB LEAGUE MET IN CAIRO IN ORDINARY SESSION YESTERDAY (4 MARCH) TO DISCUSS FILLING THE POST OF SECRETARY-GENERAL, CURRENTLY HELD BY MR ABDEL KHALEK HASSOUNA. MR HASSOUNA WAS FIRST ELECTED TO THE POST IN 1952 AND HIS CURRENT TERM OF OFFICE ENDS ON 14 MARCH.

    MR HASSOUNA MIGHT REMAIN IN OFFICE... PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEAGUE MEMBER STATES REACHED TENTATIVE AGREEMENT LAST WEEK TO RENEW HIS TERM OF OFFICE FOR ANOTHER SIX MONTHS. BUT HE HAS INSISTED THAT IF HE CONTINUES IN THE POST IT MUST BE FOR THE FULL TERM OF FIVE YEARS TO PRESERVE THE DIGNITY OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S POSITION.

    THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT HAS MEANWHILE NOMINATED MR GAMAL MOHAMMED AHMAD, UNDERSECRETARY AT THE FOREIGN MINISTRY, IN KHARTOUM, FOR THE POST.

    OTHER SUBJECTS ON THE AGENDA OF THE CURRENT MEETING INCLUDE DISCUSSION ON THE TERRITORY OCCUPIED BY ISRAEL DURING THE MIDDLE EAST WAR LAST JUNE AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE ARAB CHARACTER OF THE PERSIAN GULF.

    THERE MIGHT ALSO BE DISCUSSION ON THE RESUMPTION OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH WEST GERMANY, WHICH THE ARAB STATES SEVERED AFTER THE GERMANS RECOGNISED ISRAEL THREE YEARS AGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8DV3TI3HAK0JMUGVF5EKR6995
    Media URN:
    VLVA8DV3TI3HAK0JMUGVF5EKR6995
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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