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    Arab Interior ministers meeting in Cairo have called on all Arab countries to unify their penal codes.

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    Arab Interior ministers meeting in Cairo have called on all Arab countries to unify their penal codes. A statement on Thursday (22 September), winding up two days of talks, proposed that Islamic law should be the basis for any unified Pan-Arab penal code. The meeting was organised by the Arab League and was part of a series of wide-ranging discussions on foreign, social, and economic matters which have been held during the past week.

    SYNOPSIS: Its the first time that the Interior Ministers have been brought together at the Cairo headquarters of the Arab League. The ministers agreed that the existing penal codes needed to be amended in order to cope with the social changes which have taken place. The Palestinian question was also discussed. On Wednesday (21 September) the Interior Ministers were addressed by the Arab League's General Secretary, Mahmoud Riad.

    RIAD: Speaking in Arabic

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8LKIKRK4KSJ3I5YYZWARPCSKZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LKIKRK4KSJ3I5YYZWARPCSKZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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