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    THE TUNISIAN SECRETARY OF STATE, FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, M. MONGI SLIM, LEFT CASABLANCA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY)?

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    THE TUNISIAN SECRETARY OF STATE, FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, M. MONGI SLIM, LEFT CASABLANCA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AFTER EXPLAINING TO DELEGATES AT THE ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE THE REASONS WHY THE TUNISIAN PRESIDENT, M. BOURGUIBA, HAS BOYCOTTED THE MEETING.

    M. MONGI SLIM GAVE THE DELEGATES A 17-PAGE MEMORANDUM FROM PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA. THE MEMORANDUM DETAILED THE CURRENT RIFT BETWEEN TUNISIA AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC. PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA ACCUSED EGYPT OF LAUNCHING A 'CAMPAIGN OF LIES' AGAINST HIM AFTER TUNISIA REFUSED TO BREAK DIPLOMATIC TIES WITH WEST GERMANY. HE ALSO ACCUSED EGYPT OF TRYING TO INTIMIDATE ALL ARAB STATES INTO BREAKING TIES WITH WEST GERMANY, FOLLOWING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN WEST GERMAN AND ISRAEL.

    THE MEMORANDUM WENT ON TO SAY THAT ARAB NATIONS HAD NEVER BEEN MORE DIVIDED AND ARABS HAD NEVER KILLED EACH OTHER MORE THAN SINCE THE DAY 'EGYPT ARROGATED TO ITSELF THE SACRED MISSION OF UNITING THEM'.

    CONFERENCE SOURCES HAVE SOUGHT TO MINIMISE THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA'S ABSENCE, AND SO FAR SPEAKERS HAVE NOT DWELT ON DISPUTES BETWEEN ARAB NATIONS. THE FOREIGN MINISTERS AT THE SUMMIT HAVE REFUSED TO INTRODUCE PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA'S MEMORANDUM AS A CONFERENCE DOCUMENT, THUS BLOCKING ANY REPERCUSSIONS IT MIGHT HAVE HAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA42ALOSEECD54XO9NESIUV06C
    Media URN:
    VLVAA42ALOSEECD54XO9NESIUV06C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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