King Hussein of Jordan, accompanied by his Prime Minister, Hazza Majali, et Marka, Amman Jul 31, inaugurated the first horse racing club.
King Hussein of Jordan, accompanied by his Prime Minister, Hazza Majali, et Marka, Amman Jul 31, inaugurated the first horse racing club. After cutting the ribbon to indicate the opening - the Kind returned to the dais, and, with his Uncle Sharif Masser, watched the races.
The day previously July 30, the United Arab Republic reopened its sealed frontier with Jordan. Traffic between Syria and Jordan was resumed normally after a 54-day standstill which had paralysed transport and trade between the two Arab Powers. The move was the first result of mediation between the UAR and Jordan carried out by Secretary General of Arab League, Abdukhalik Hassouna. Second step is expected late next month with the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two States. On Aug. 2nd Jordan Prime Minister, Hazza Majali expressed the hope that Jordan would obtain more financial aid from Britain and the United States to carry out economic development schemes.
Same day a Royal decree was issued in Amman discharging three Ambassadors from their posts for health reasons. They are; Ihsan Hashiem, Ambassador in London, Bahaeddin Nuri, roving Ambassador and Azmi Nashashibi, Ambassador in Taipeh, (Formosa) A second decree approved the appointment of three Ambassadors: Mohammed Shuraiki, an ex-minister, Zuhaeddin Alhumoud, senior official Interior Minister, and Yousif Heikal, a former Ambassador in Washington.