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    INTRODUCTION: Arab nations are concerned about the possible move of a Middle East regional office to the United Nations World Health Organisation.

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    SV Seated delegates. (4 SHOTS)
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    GV Conference hall.
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Arab nations are concerned about the possible move of a Middle East regional office to the United Nations World Health Organisation. They think the proposed transfer of staff and resources from Alexandria in Egypt to Amman in Jordan is for political, not technical reasons.

    SYNOPSIS: Concern was expressed at a meeting of Arab nations health ministers, held in the capital of Tunisia recently (16 September). The meeting president was Algeria's Health Minister Abderrazak Bouhara.

    Delegates were told there was no benefit for nations east of the Mediterranean in having the office re-sited in Amman. Mr. Chadli Klibi, Secretary of the Arab League, said the proposed move should be stopped. He called on all friendly countries, particularly Muslim, to support the League on this issue. It was an important matter for all Arab nations and could have repercussions on the relationship between them and the World Health Organisation, he said.

    Ministers agreed they faced a number of obstacles in preventing the transfer going through. The decision on the switch will be submitted to the League of Arab States ordinary council next year.

    The ministers were also told to boycott the regular regional meetings in Alexandria and to withhold contributions to the World Health Organisation from next year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4KDE46TAHBNACVO72EF1SRANX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KDE46TAHBNACVO72EF1SRANX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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