• Short Summary

    RULERS OF NINE PERSIAN GULF EMIRATES WHO ARE TRYING TO FORM A CONFEDERATION ARE MEETING IN QATAR THIS WEEK TO CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS.

  • Description

    RULERS OF NINE PERSIAN GULF EMIRATES WHO ARE TRYING TO FORM A CONFEDERATION ARE MEETING IN QATAR THIS WEEK TO CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS. SHEIKH AHMAD BIN ALI ALTANI, QATAR'S RULER WAS AT DOHA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO GREET THE OTHERS AS THEY ARRIVED.

    THE CONFERENCE, WHICH IS BEING HELD AT THE WHITE PALACE AT DOHA, CAPITAL OF QATAR STATE, IS THE FOURTH THIS YEAR. IT IS CHAIRMAN FROM SHEIKH ZAID OF ABU DHABI WHO WAS HOST TO THE LAST CONFERENCE AND WHO HAS JUST RETURNED FROM ENGLAND.

    HIGH ON THEIR THIRTEEN POINT AGENDA IS THE CREATION OF A COMMON DEFENCE ALLIANCE. BRITISH TROOPS, WHO AT PRESENT PROVIDE THE DEFENCE NEEDS OF THE AREA, ARE SCHEDULED TO WITHDRAW BY 1971. THERE ARE, HOWEVER, DIFFICULTIES ARISING FROM THE GREAT DIFFERENCES IN SIZE AND WEALTH AMONG THE EMIRATES.

    THE RULERS HAVE ALREADY GONE SOME WAY IN WORKING OUT PLANS FOR A COMMON EMBLEM AND FLAG, COMMON POSTAL SERVICES AND AN OFFICIAL GAZETTE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACQ07U8STTGJZPTTBAWDKD9A9W
    Media URN:
    VLVACQ07U8STTGJZPTTBAWDKD9A9W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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