• Short Summary

    KING HASSAN OF MOROCCO ARRIVED TODAY (SATURDAY) IN MADRID FOR A PRIVATE VISIT WHICH IS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE A SHORT HOLIDAY IN ONE OF SPAIN'S BEACH RESORTS.

  • Description

    KING HASSAN OF MOROCCO ARRIVED TODAY (SATURDAY) IN MADRID FOR A PRIVATE VISIT WHICH IS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE A SHORT HOLIDAY IN ONE OF SPAIN'S BEACH RESORTS. HE WAS MET AT BARAJAS AIRPORT BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JUAN CASTANON, CHIEF OF GENERAL FRANCO'S MILITARY HOUSEHOLD.

    THE KING'S VISIT BEGIN JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE SPAIN FORMALLY RETURNS TO MOROCCO THE DESERT ENCLAVE OF IFNI - THE 580-SQUARE-MILE (1,500-SQAURE-KILOMETRE) NORTH-AFRICAN COASTAL TERRITORY WHICH HAS BEEN UNDER SPANISH OCCUPATION FOR 35 YEARS. KING HASSAN HAD RECENTLY POSTPONED A VISIT TO IFNI AND WILL BE REPRESENTED AT MONDAY'S (JUNE 30) HANDING-OVER CEREMONIES BY HIS MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, MOHAMMED OUFKIR.

    SPAIN STILL HAS TWO MORE SMALL ENCLAVES ON THE NORTHERN COAST OF MOROCCO - MELILLA AND CEUTA; PLUS THE SPANISH SAHARA PROVINCE, A DESERT AREA RICH IN PHOSPHATES WHICH IS CLAIMED BY BOTH MOROCCO AND MAURITANIA.

    ALTHOUGH THE KING'S VISIT IS A PRIVATE ONE, IT IS REPORTED THAT ONE SOURCE SAID THE "HE COULD POSSIBLY TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET OFFICIALS HERE."
    KING HASSAN, CASUALLY DRESSED IN SLACKS AND A RED SPORTS JACKET, MADE NO STATEMENT AT THE AIRPORT AND REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WERE KEPT AT A DISTANCE BEFORE HE DROVE OFF TOWARDS MADRID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1VNKPYVJBZCMWQX3EG1WM5MU
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1VNKPYVJBZCMWQX3EG1WM5MU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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