• Short Summary

    THE SUPREME COUNCIL, COMPRISING NINE RULERS OF THE ARABIAN GULF COUNTRIES, HAVE MET IN DOHA, THE CAPITAL OF QATAR, TO DISCUSS UNITY OF THE STATES.

  • Description

    THE SUPREME COUNCIL, COMPRISING NINE RULERS OF THE ARABIAN GULF COUNTRIES, HAVE MET IN DOHA, THE CAPITAL OF QATAR, TO DISCUSS UNITY OF THE STATES.

    INFORMED SOURCES PREDICT THAT SOME POSITIVE STEPS WILL HAVE TO BE MADE TOWARDS UNITY BEFORE THE PATIENCE OF SOME LEADERS RUNS OUT. IT IS EXPECTED THAT A NEW CONSTITUTION WILL BE DRAWN UP TO ALLOW NON TITLED CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

    THE MEETING, UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SHEIKH AHMAD OF QATAR, IS EXPECTED TO LAST AT LEAST THREE DAYS DURING WHICH TIME THE TWENTY POINT AGENDA WILL BE DISCUSSED.

    ON THE AGENDA IS THE QUESTION OF TERMINATING CURRENT TREATIES WITH BRITAIN AND SUBSEQUENT DECLARATION OF FEDERATION AS A SOVEREIGN INDEPENDENT STATE.

    ANOTHER MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED IS A SUGGESTION TO SCRAP THE PROVISIONAL FEDERAL COUNCIL AND REPLACE IT WITH A FEDERAL CABINET AND DETERMINE IT'S FORMATION AND AUTHORITY.

    THIS IS THE FOURTH MEETING HELD SINCE THE FEDERATION WAS LAUNCHED IN FEBRUARY 1968 ALTHOUGH LITTLE PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN FORMING ANY SORT OF CONSTITUTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE6FPI51BDXVEGECVLVJ9VQABZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6FPI51BDXVEGECVLVJ9VQABZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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