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    A 13-NATION ARAB SUMMIT MEETING OPENS IN CAIRO TOMORROW NIGHT. THE CONFERENCE WAS CALLED BY?

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    A 13-NATION ARAB SUMMIT MEETING OPENS IN CAIRO TOMORROW NIGHT. THE CONFERENCE WAS CALLED BY PRESIDENT NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC TO DISCUSS ISRAEL'S PLAN TO DIVERT PART OF THE RIVER JORDAN.

    NEIGHBOURING ARAB COUNTRIES FEAR THE ISRAEL SCHEME WILL STARVE THEIR LANDS AND POSSIBLY ECONOMIC RUIN. THE ISRAELIS WANT TO DIVERT THE WATERS TO IRRIGATE THE ARID NEGEV DESERT, WHERE THEY HOPE TO RESETTLE 3 MILLION JEWISH IMMIGRANTS. THE PLAN IS WELL ADVANCED.

    TOMORROW'S MEETING, EXPECTED TO LAST FROM THREE TO FIVE DAYS, IS THE FIRST-EVER FULL ARAB SUMMIT. STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN.

    DELEGATES WILL BE HOUSED IN THE NILE HILTON HOTEL. AN ENCLOSED BRIDGE HAS BEEN SPECIALLY BUILT TO LINK THE HOTEL WITH THE ADJACENT ARAB LEAGUE HEADQUARTERS, WHERE THE CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE.

    LEADERS HAVE BEEN FLYING IN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. AN EARLY ARRIVAL, YESTERDAY AFTERNOON (SATURDAY), WAS PRESIDENT SALLAL OF THE YEMENI REPUBLIC. HE WAS WELCOMED BY PRESIDENT NASSER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD1HRVQVPWZWRD89309CS77LM8
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1HRVQVPWZWRD89309CS77LM8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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