• Short Summary

    Tunisian Foreign Minister Mohammed Masmoudi called on the countries of the European Common Market to take an initiative for peace in the Middle East on Thursday (6 December).

  • Description

    Tunisian Foreign Minister Mohammed Masmoudi called on the countries of the European Common Market to take an initiative for peace in the Middle East on Thursday (6 December).

    He suggested that the coming Common Market Summit in Copenhagen should discuss the problem and if possible come up with a peace plan.

    Speaking in a lecture at the Italian Institute for African Affairs, the Minister, who is on a two day visit to Italy, accused the European nations of shirking their responsibilities in the Mediterranean.

    This had left a vacuum which had been filled by the Soviet Union and the United States.

    He described the Arab-Israeli war as "idiotic, fratricidal, dirty and imbecilic" and added "we sincerely want peace and to play our part in the world's progress".

    During his visit to Italy, the Tunisian Minster is also expected to discuss the oil supply situation. Although his visit was arranged well before the decision of the Arab oil producers to cut supplies to countries seen as friendly to Israel, Italian Ministers are anxious to hear of the implications of the policy.

    On Thursday Mr. Masmoudi was due to be received by the Italian President Giovanni Leone.

    Other questions to be discussed during the visit include economic co-operation between Italy and Tunisia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALU1AR1GIPHG5DAENZFDB5Q95
    Media URN:
    VLVAALU1AR1GIPHG5DAENZFDB5Q95
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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