• Short Summary

    RULERS OF THE NINE GULF STATES MEETING IN ABU DHABI YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) CHOSE SHEIKH ZAID BIN SULTAN AS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THEIR PLANNED FEDERATION, BUT FAILED TO AGREE ON THE CHOICE OF A FEDERAL CABINET, ACCORDING CONFERENCE SOURCES.

  • Description

    RULERS OF THE NINE GULF STATES MEETING IN ABU DHABI YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) CHOSE SHEIKH ZAID BIN SULTAN AS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THEIR PLANNED FEDERATION, BUT FAILED TO AGREE ON THE CHOICE OF A FEDERAL CABINET, ACCORDING CONFERENCE SOURCES. THE RULERS HAVE PLANNED TO SET UP A FEDERATION SINCE ANNOUNCED BRITISH DECISION - TWO YEARS AGO - TO WITHDRAW ITS PROTECTIVE 5,000-STRONG FORCES FROM THE GULF BY THE END OF 1971.

    THE UNANIMOUS DECISION TO ELECT SHEIKH ZAID OF ABU DHABI AS PRESIDENT TOGETHER WITH PLANS TO HAVE A PROVISIONAL FEDERAL CAPITAL IN OIL-RICH ABU DHABI, CAME ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE RULERS' MEETING. THE DECISIONS REPRESENTED THE FIRST SOLID STEPS BY THE RULERS OF THE GULF SHEIKDOMS TOWARDS IMPLEMENTING THEIR PLANS.

    CONFERENCE SOURCES STATED THAT IT HAD BEEN AGREED THAT THE CONSULTATION ASSEMBLY WOULD BE COMPOSED OF FOUR MEMBERS FROM EACH OF THE NINE STATES. ??? REPRESENTED A COMPROMISE ESPECIALLY FOR BAHRAIN WHOSE 200,000 POPULATION COMPRISE HALF OF THE PLANNED FEDERATION'S TOTAL. BAHRAIN HAD PREVIOUSLY INSISTED ON HOLDING MORE SEATS THAN THE OTHERS BY VIRTUE OF ITS MAJORITY POPULATION.

    DECISIONS TAKEN AT THE CONFERENCE WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN UNANIMOUS AND AMONG THESE WAS AN AGREEMENT THAT THE FEDERATION'S PERMANENT CAPITAL SHOULD BE ON THE ABU DHABI - DUBAI BORDER, DEPENDENT UPON AVAILABLE FINAN??? FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CITY. APART FROM ABU DHABI, DUBAI AND BAHRAIN THE OTHER STATES TAKING PART IN THE CONFERENCE WERE: QATAR, SHARJAH, FUJAIRAH, RAS AL KHAIMAH, UMM AL QAWAIN AND AJMAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YVW7BVC68ETJI4W1FVN377PP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YVW7BVC68ETJI4W1FVN377PP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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