• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, on his six nation peace seeking tour of the Middle East, began his mission in the city which has become the centre of Arab efforts to get back to the conference table -- Cairo.

  • Description

    INTRODUCTION United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, on his six nation peace seeking tour of the Middle East, began his mission in the city which has become the centre of Arab efforts to get back to the conference table -- Cairo. He arrived in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday (2 February) for talks with President Anwar Sadat -- who is leading the Arab diplomatic offensive -- and Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi.

    SYNOPSIS: Dr. Waldheim eventually had three rounds of talks with Mr. Fahmi during his two day visit. The Foreign Minister told him that the Geneva Conference should resume before the end of March -- otherwise Egypt would take the problem to the United Nations Security Council. Dr. Waldheim, however, said afterwards that timing was not crucial. The two men also discussed the major problem holding back the conference -- the representation of the Palestinians. The major issue to be discussed in Geneva is proposals to create an independent Palestine on the Israeli-occupied West Bank. But Israel is refusing to recognise an independent Palestinian delegation to the conference--claiming that it should only be part of a pan-Arab group. The Arab nations are insisting the Palestinians take part as an individual team.

    At the Foreign Ministry is Cairo, Dr. Waldheim spoke to newsmen about other complexities in Palestinian representation at Geneva.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABANXYT3EGZIXPXW8EUHXI6V5X
    Media URN:
    VLVABANXYT3EGZIXPXW8EUHXI6V5X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment