The 15th Science Week to be held in Damascus in Syria is underway. It was?
GV Auditorium with flags flying (2 shots).
SV PAN Flags in hall.
SV Dr. Ali Hashem speaking on rostrum.
GV & SV Audience listening (5 shots).
SV Dr. Hashem continues speech.
GV Audience listening.
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Background: The 15th Science Week to be held in Damascus in Syria is underway. It was opened on Sunday (9 November) by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Mohammad Ali Hashem...who represented the President, Hagez Al-Assad.
Delegates from 27 countries and United Nations organisations are attending.
They will be attending three exhibitions showing the Arab and World Science Book, scientific instruments and pharmaceutical preparations.
During the week, the 10th Medical conference is to be staged, under the chairmanship of the Syrian Minister of Health, Dr. Madani Al-Khiami.
The week also co-incides with the eleven-hundredth anniversary of the renowned Arab scientist Abi Al-naser Al-Farabi.