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    Ministers of the 16 Arab states meeting in Cairo on Saturday (11 Sept.) at the opening session of the Arab League Council have urged to settle their differences and channel their energies into the fight against Israel.

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    Ministers of the 16 Arab states meeting in Cairo on Saturday (11 Sept.) at the opening session of the Arab League Council have urged to settle their differences and channel their energies into the fight against Israel.

    Doctor Abdel Khalek Hassouna, Secretary General of the League, made the appeal to the Council which has assembled to iron out inter-Arab conflicts and co-ordinate political action at the United Nations.

    SYNOPSIS: At the opening session of the Arab League Council in Cairo on Saturday, Ministers of 16 member states were urged to settle their differences and channel their joint energies into the fight against Israel. The League Council is meeting to iron out inter-Arab conflicts and to co-ordinate political action at the United Nations.

    The delegates were told that with Israel still in occupation of Arab lands after four years, Arab solidarity was more essential than ever. It's anticipated the League will probably ask Egypt and Saudi Arabia to continue with joint effort to mediate in the dispute between King Hussein and the Palestine guerillas.

    South Yemen fiercely opposed applications from Oman and the newly-independent Gulf states of Bahrain and Qatar to join the League .. and the efforts to smooth over the internal differences in the League ran into trouble on the opening day. South Yemen's Foreign Minister said that it was imperative that members be fully independent. He added that military and political imperialism was still present in the Gulf states.

    But the main topic discussed on Saturday was the consolidation of political action at the United Nations where a full-scale debate on the Middle East is soon to be held.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA906KNYGB443HSW5S8J42Z9HER
    Media URN:
    VLVA906KNYGB443HSW5S8J42Z9HER
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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