• Short Summary

    Two days after UAR President Nasser's surprise announcement that his Armed Forces Chief Field Marshal Amer would take over as Syrian general policy supervisor, the Field Marshal met his Syrian Region ministers in Damascus Presidential Palace, Oct, for the first policy-making meeting.

  • Description

    Two days after UAR President Nasser's surprise announcement that his Armed Forces Chief Field Marshal Amer would take over as Syrian general policy supervisor, the Field Marshal met his Syrian Region ministers in Damascus Presidential Palace, Oct, for the first policy-making meeting.

    UAR Voce-President, the Field Marshal's powers include planning, supervising and implementing general policy in Syria; issuing laws and decrees on behalf of the President; reviewing Syrian Executive Council recommendations; and supervising everything "regarding departments, directorates, institutes and organisations in the Syrian Region."
    The appointment, made while Amer was touring Syria, is regarded as a step towards strengthening the year-and-a-half old union of Egypt and Syria.

    Field Marshal Amer is also now head of the Syrian branch of the National Union one-party organisation intended to ensure maximum support for the Nasser Government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOBD3W2Y8NAI2VDSB0K78D01X
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOBD3W2Y8NAI2VDSB0K78D01X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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