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    On Monday, October 1, the Joint Libyan-Egyptian Higher Planning Council met to discuss the merger of the two countries.

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    On Monday, October 1, the Joint Libyan-Egyptian Higher Planning Council met to discuss the merger of the two countries. Attending the meeting, held in the Peoples' Assembly Hall, were the Egyptian Minister of Information and Culture, the Ambassador to Libya, Libya's Ambassador to Egypt, and a member of the Libyan Revolutionary Council, as well as both countries' Economic and Planning Ministers.

    The agreement for the two countries to merge was signed at the end of August by President Gaddafi of Libya and the Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat. Under the terms of the agreement, the two countries will have a joint constituent Assembly, comprised of 50 members from each country. The countries are also to have a common currency and an economic free zone.

    The Constituent Assembly met for the first time on Sunday (September 30th). Its duties include drawing up a constitution for the new state, but Saturday's session was mainly ceremonial, although the Assembly did elect a temporary Speaker.

    The Higher Planning Council, comprised of Ministers and senior officials from both countries, is charged with overseeing the merger of Libya and Egypt.

    SYNOPSIS: As Egypt and libya come closer to becoming one country, the joint Higher Planning Committee of the two countries met in Cairo on Monday. The Peoples' Assembly Hall was the venue for the; morning conference.

    Among the Libyan delegates present were the country's. Ambassador to Egypt and a member of the Libyan Revolutionary Council. Egypt was represented by its Ministry of Information and Culture and the Egyptian Ambassador to Libya.

    The Economic and Planning Ministers of both countries were also at the meeting. The final agreement for the union between the two countries came at the end of August, when Colonel Gaddafi and President Sadat signed a unity declaration. The two countries are to have a joint constituent assembly, a common currency, and form an economic free zone. The Constituent Assembly met for the first time on Sunday. It was a purely ceremonial meeting although a temporary Speaker was elected.

    The Higher Planning Council, comprised of Ministers and senior officials from both countries, is charged with overseeing the merger.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVPWR84JANEV0IE4D6MQ5HDMA
    Media URN:
    VLVACVPWR84JANEV0IE4D6MQ5HDMA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
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    N/A

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