• Short Summary

    A MEETING OF ARAB FOREIGN MINISTERS OPENED IN KHARTOUM YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) THEIR SECOND FORMAL MEETING SINCE THE MIDDLE EAST WAR.

  • Description

    A MEETING OF ARAB FOREIGN MINISTERS OPENED IN KHARTOUM YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) THEIR SECOND FORMAL MEETING SINCE THE MIDDLE EAST WAR. IN HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS. THE SUDANESE PRIME MINISTER AND FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. MOHAMMED AHMED MAHGOUB, TOLD THE MEETING THAT CONCERTED ACTION SHOULD BE DECIDED UPON TO 'WIPE OUT ALL TRACES' OF WHAT HE CALLED 'ZIONIST-IMPERIALIST AGGRESSION'.
    THE OPENING WAS DISTURBED EARLY IN THE PROCEEDINGS BY A TUNISIAN OBJECTION TO THE PRESENCE OF THE HEAD OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION. MR. AHMED SHUKAIRY, ON THE GROUNDS THAT HE WAS NOT A MINISTER AND WAS 'IRRESPONSIBLE'. THE TUNISIAN MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MR. MONGI SLIM, LATER WITHDREW HIS OBJECTION AFTER THE EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. MAHMOUD RIAD, INTERVENED WITH THE COMMENT THAT THERE WERE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DISCUSS THAN MERE FORMALITIES.
    THE MEETING IS BEING HELD TO TRY TO ACHIEVE A MORE SOLID ARAB FRONT AGAINST ISRAEL AND COUNTRIES SUCH AS BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES, AND WEST GERMANY, WHICH HAVE BEEN ACCUSED BY SOME ARAB STATES OF HELPING ISRAEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST WAR. STRICT APPLICATION OF THE OIL EMBARGO AGAINST BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES, AND DEMANDS FOR A BREAK IN DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THEM ARE AMONG THE QUESTIONS ON THE AGENDA. IT WAS MR. SHUKAIRY'S REFERENCE TO THIS, BEFORE FLYING TO KHARTOUM, WHICH IS THOUGH TO HAVE GIVEN CAUSE FOR MR. SLIM'S OBJECTION.
    THE MEETING PROPOSES TO SOUND THE GROUND FOR A FURTHER CONFERENCE OF ARAB HEADS OF STATE WHICH IT IS HOPED WILL BE HELD IN THE NEAR FUTURE. ALGERIA AND MOROCCO WERE THE ONLY ARAB COUNTRIES UNABLE TO ARRIVE FOR THE OPENING DISCUSSIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9VACV6X4OHNIX4IXXOPZO1ZYR
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VACV6X4OHNIX4IXXOPZO1ZYR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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