• Short Summary

    THE FORMER BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO EGYPT, SIR HAROLD BEELEY, ARRIVED IN CAIRO LATE LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) FOR TALKS WITH UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC OFFICIALS ON IMPROVING DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE U.

  • Description

    THE FORMER BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO EGYPT, SIR HAROLD BEELEY, ARRIVED IN CAIRO LATE LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) FOR TALKS WITH UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC OFFICIALS ON IMPROVING DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE U.A.R.

    SIR HAROLD IS EXPECTED TO SEE EGYPT'S ACTING FOREIGN MINISTER, MR AHMED HASSAN EL FIKKY LATER TODAY AND MAY MEET PRESIDENT NASSER TOMORROW.

    DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE U.A.R. WERE BROKEN BY CAIRO IN DECEMBER 1965 OVER BRITAIN'S HANDLING OF THE RHODESIAN ISSUE.

    SIR HAROLD WAS WELCOMED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE U.A.R. DEPUTY HEAD OF PROTOCOL, MR MOHAMMED OSMAN AL MINSHAWY, CANADIAN EMBASSY MEN WHO HAVE BEEN LOOKING AFTER BRITISH INTERESTS AND OTHER COMMONWEALTH DIPLOMATS.

    IN A BRIEF STATEMENT TO NEWSMEN, SIR HAROLD SAID HOW HAPPY HE WAS TO BE BACK TO CAIRO. HE SAID HE HAD BEEN SENT OUT TO TRY RESTORE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS AND HE HOPED SUCH RELATIONSHIP WOULD PROVE FRUITFUL, CONSTRUCTIVE AND POSITIVE.

    HE ADDED THAT BRITAIN HOPED TO RESCUE TRADING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND ALSO TO DEVELOP MUTUAL INTERESTS IN CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC AS WELL AS POLITICAL FIELDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0H5YQ5MO1TCF2S488Z5AQMFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0H5YQ5MO1TCF2S488Z5AQMFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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