• Short Summary

    THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW FILMS TAKEN IN AL ITTIAD, CAPITAL OF THE FEDERATION OF SOUTH ARABIA - A LOOSE UNION OF STATES KNOWN GENERALLY AS THE ADEN PROTECTORATE.

  • Description

    THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW FILMS TAKEN IN AL ITTIAD, CAPITAL OF THE FEDERATION OF SOUTH ARABIA - A LOOSE UNION OF STATES KNOWN GENERALLY AS THE ADEN PROTECTORATE.

    THE FILM WAS TAKEN DURING THE OPENING OF A NEW SESSION OF THE FEDERAL PARLIAMENT, OR COUNCIL, ON WEDNESDAY. AL ITTIAD IS JUST INSIDE THE BORDER OF THE ADEN PROTECTORATE AND ONLY EIGHT MILES FROM THE BRITISH COLONY AND CITY OF ADEN.

    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE MEETING WAS TO AMEND THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW ADEN COLONY TO BECOME A MEMBER STATE OF THE FEDERATION BY MARCH 1ST, 1963. THIS IS TO BE CONSIDERED FURTHER NEXT WEEK.

    AT PRESENT THERE ARE ELEVEN STATES IN FEDERATION, MOST OF THEM REPRESENTED IN THE FEDERAL COUNCIL BY TRIBAL SHIEKS, BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE COUNCIL, THE CHAIRMAN, SULTAN NASR BIN ABDULLAH AL WAHIDI, INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR FROM THE FEDERAL REGULAR ARM. (CHAIRMANSHIP IS TAKEN BY ROTATION, EACH MEMBER OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF MINISTERS HOLDING THE POST FOR A MONTH.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S MOE TO MER???E THE COLONY OF ADEN WITH THE ADEN PROTECTORATE HAS MET WITH OPPOSITION BOTH IN BRITAIN AND INT HE COLONY, PARTICULARLY BY MEMBERS OF ADEN'S TRADE UNION CONGRESS. FURTHER PROTESTS HAVE BEEN PLANNED TO FORESTALL THE BRITISH MOVE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8LY215C5R4ADRSGY6RZ21SPWS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LY215C5R4ADRSGY6RZ21SPWS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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