• Short Summary

    IN BAGHDAD, MAY 29, GENERAL KASSEM, THE PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ, INAUGURATED THE FIFTH SESSION OF THE WORLD MOSLEM CONFERENCE, WHICH HELD ITS FIRST MEETING IN JERUSALEM 30 YEARS AGO.

  • Description

    IN BAGHDAD, MAY 29, GENERAL KASSEM, THE PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ, INAUGURATED THE FIFTH SESSION OF THE WORLD MOSLEM CONFERENCE, WHICH HELD ITS FIRST MEETING IN JERUSALEM 30 YEARS AGO.

    NEARLY 200 MOSLEM LEADERS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, AFRICA AND EUROPE, AS WELL AS REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SOVIET UNION AND CHINA, ARE ATTENDING THE FIVE-DAY CONFERENCE. KUWAIT AND MAURITANIA, CLAIMED BY IRAQ AND MOROCCO AS INTEGRAL PARTS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES, ARE NOT REPRESENTED, WHILE THERE IS A "PALESTINE" DELEGATION.

    SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CONFERENCE IS INAMULLAH KHAN OF PAKISTAN. THE COUNTRY THAT HAS GIVEN A HOME TO THE PERMANENT SECRETARIAT, IN KARACHI, WHERE THE PROPOSAL WAS MADE THAT THE FIFTH SESSION BE HELD IN BAGHDAD, THE IRAQ GOVERNMENT AT ONCE ACCEPTED AND ALLOCATED ?30,000 TO MEET EXPENSES, ALTHOUGH THE CONFERENCE IS NOT GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED.

    PRINCIPAL AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE ARE THE STRENGTHENING OF SOLIDARITY AMONG MOSLEMS AND THE RALLYING OF SUPPORT FOR ARAB AND MOSLEM CAUSES AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVELS. PALESTINE, ALGERIA, OMAN, KASHMIRE AND DUTCH NEW GUINEA, CLAIMED BY THE INDONESIANS AS WEST IRAN, ARE THE FOREMOST OF THESE CAUSES. THE CONFERENCE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO RAISE THE KUWAIT ISSUE WHEN IT DEBATES "OTHER PROBLEMS" CONCERNING MOSLEMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    AN ORGANISATION AND PROGRAMME COMMISSION HAS BEEN ASKED TO DEVISE PRACTICAL WAYS AND MEANS TO CONSOLIDATE THE CONFERENCE AS THE "UNITED VOICE OF THE MOSLEM WORLD", AND AS THE "MOST REPRESENTATIVE FORUM OF THE WORLD OF ISLAM", GUIDING MOTTO OF THIS CONFERENCE IS "FRIENDSHIP TOWARDS ALL BUT NO COMPROMISE ON PRINCIPLES".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA96HVKGN7742DD8WSHWFQ9U0YV
    Media URN:
    VLVA96HVKGN7742DD8WSHWFQ9U0YV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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