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    The eighth annual conference of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent organisations opened under the auspices of President Hafez Al-Assad of Syria, in the People's Assembly hall in Damascus on Thursday (8 April).

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    The eighth annual conference of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent organisations opened under the auspices of President Hafez Al-Assad of Syria, in the People's Assembly hall in Damascus on Thursday (8 April).

    It was attended by representative of the foreign and Arab diplomatic crops stationed in Damascus, as well as delegates from medical organisations and associations in the Arab wold.

    President Assad was represented by the Minister of State for the Premiership, Mr. Fayez Nasir. He opened the conference with a speech. in which he wished the delegates success in realising their objectives of encouraging humanity and understanding between peoples, and stimulating resistance to racialism. He hoped the organisations would continue to play their part in lessening the pain and catastrophe of war.

    Other speakers included the Secretary General of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Associations in the Arab countries, Mr. Abdul Ghani Ashi, and the President of the International Association of the Red Cross, Mr. Henrick Pierre.

    SYNOPSIS: At the People's Assembly Hall in Damascus, Syria, on Thursday, delegates gathered for the eighth annual conference of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent organisations. Mr. Abdul Ghani Ashi, the Secretary-General of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Associations in Arab countries was one of the main speakers.

    The conference was held under the auspices of Syria's President Hafez Al-Assad, and his representative, Mr. Fayez Nasir, who is the Minister of State for the Premiership, opened the proceedings with a speech.

    Mr. Nasir wished the delegates success in realising their objectives of encouraging humanity and understanding between peoples, and stimulating resistance to racialism as well as lessening the catastrophes of war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAEG9JY1J4CA0OZ06QHRU574AM
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEG9JY1J4CA0OZ06QHRU574AM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
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    N/A

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