• Short Summary

    Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Britain's Foreign Secretary, flew into Cairo on Sunday(12 step) to begin a three-day official visit for talks on the Middle East Crisis.

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    Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Britain's Foreign Secretary, flew into Cairo on Sunday(12 step) to begin a three-day official visit for talks on the Middle East Crisis. The discussions with Mr Mahmoud Riad and other Egyptian officials have opened against the background of continued deadlock in efforts to bring the Arab states and Israel together on peace terms. The talks are the first between the two countries since before the 1956 Suez crisis. It's believed Egypt is hoping for new initiatives by the British to get the Israelis out of occupied Arab territories.

    On Monday, while Sir Alec was continuing his round of talks, it was announced that Egypt will pay two million pounds(4.8 million dollars) compensation for British investments lost through nationalisation. Evidence of improved relations between the two countries is seen in the recent invitation to Britain to share in work on Egypt's major oil pipelines project.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8JZ8MG0A0DE9THC4SPOFZ0BII
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JZ8MG0A0DE9THC4SPOFZ0BII
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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