• Short Summary

    Egypt and Libya have both reaffirmed their desire for union between the two countries. President?

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    LV INT Members of General Secretariat of Arab Socialist Union seated
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    2.
    SV Dr. Ghanem enters and sits down
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    SV PAN Members applaud together with Libyan delegation
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    CU Dr. Ghanem
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    5.
    SV PAN Members of Libyan delegation seated with Arab Socialist Union members (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Egypt and Libya have both reaffirmed their desire for union between the two countries. President Anwar Sadat of Egypt said on Monday (23 July) he was prepared to go ahead with a realistic union. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya announce don Monday that he had withdrawn his resignation and would remain leader until union was achieved.

    News of President Gaddafi's resignation -- on July 11 -- came as the crusade of 40-thousand Libyans to Egypt in support of the merger of the two countries ran into trouble. On Saturday (21 July) they gave up their plans to march on masse to Cairo and stay there until unification.

    A delegation of twenty-one from the marchers went on to Cairo. They took with them a petition, written in blood, urging the immediate merger of the two countries. When the marchers' delegation arrived in Cairo they were welcomed by the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Arab Socialist Union, Dr. Mohamed Hafez Ghanem.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUBS9RJOXX88RJHMOMPQPYZ25
    Media URN:
    VLVABUBS9RJOXX88RJHMOMPQPYZ25
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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