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    18 ARAB HEADS OF STATE ARRIVED IN RABAT, MOROCCO ON SATURDAY (26 OCTOBER) FOR THE START OF THE SEVENTH OFFICIAL ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE.

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    18 ARAB HEADS OF STATE ARRIVED IN RABAT, MOROCCO ON SATURDAY (26 OCTOBER) FOR THE START OF THE SEVENTH OFFICIAL ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE.

    THEY WERE GREETED BY KING HASSAN THE SECOND OF MOROCCO AT THE AIRPORT - WHERE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TIGHT - FOLLOWING THE DISCLOSURE OF AN ALLEGED PALESTINIAN EXTREMIST PLOT TO DISRUPT THE CONFERENCE AND POSSIBLY ASSASSINATE A NUMBER OF ARAB LEADERS.

    ABSENT FROM THE CONFERENCE ARE COLONEL MUAMMAR GADDAFI OF LIBYA AND PRESIDENT AHMED HASSAN AL-BAKR OF IRAQ. COLONEL GADDAFI'S RELATIONS WITH KING HASSAN HAVE BEEN STRAINED SINCE HE SUPPORTED AN ATTEMPTED COUP AGAINST THE MOROCCAN MONARCH IN 1971. IRAQ IS REPRESENTED BY THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMAND, SADDAM HUSSEIN.

    THIS YEAR'S ARAB SUMMIT IS THE BIGGEST AND BEST-ATTENDED,BUT IT IS BEING CONDUCTED IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF TENSION, HAVING SEEN POSTPONED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE APRIL.

    BASICALLY THE ARAB LEADERS HAVE TO DETERMINE WHETHER, FROM THEIR STANDPOINT, THERE REMAINS A SERIOUS CHANCE OF FURTHER PROGRESS TOWARDS A MIDDLE EAST PEACE SETTLEMENT.

    A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION AND KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN OVER WHICH OF THEM SHOULD REPRESENT THE PALESTINIANS AT PEACE TALKS WAS NOT RESOLVED PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC2TLN430RW0K2BH5D36QCZFQN
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2TLN430RW0K2BH5D36QCZFQN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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