• Short Summary

    Mr Alec Stirling, first British Ambassador to the newly independent state of Bahrain, presented his credentials on Saturday (August 21) to Ruler Emir Isa Al Khalifa at the Qudabaiya Palace in Manama.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN Ambassador's car arrives -- out of car & is greeted
    0.16

    2.
    SV Guard of honour
    0.21

    3.
    SV Ambassador salutes guard (2 shots)
    0.29

    4.
    SV Guard of honour
    0.32

    5.
    SV INT. Ambassador greeted by Emir Isa Al Khalifa & presents credentials
    0.40

    6.
    CU Plaque on wall
    0.42

    7.
    GV Ambassador & Isa seated talking
    0.53



    Initials SGM/0116 SGM/0058



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mr Alec Stirling, first British Ambassador to the newly independent state of Bahrain, presented his credentials on Saturday (August 21) to Ruler Emir Isa Al Khalifa at the Qudabaiya Palace in Manama.

    On the 15th of August Bahrain, one of the Middle East's richest Gulf oil Sheikhdoms, declared itself a sovereign state, thus ending nearly a century of political and military dependence on Britain.

    Bahrain and Britain have signed a friendship treaty which does not commit Britain to military involvement in the area.

    Britain's military withdrawal from the Arabian Gulf, already underway, is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

    SYNOPSIS: On Saturday at the Qudabaiya Palace in Manama, Bahrain, the first British Ambassador to the newly independent state of Bahrain presented his credentials to Bahrain's ruler, Emir Isa Al Khalifa. Bahrain, one of the Middle East's richest gulf oil sheikhdoms, ended nearly a century of political and military dependence on Britain when it declared itself a sovereign state on the 15th of August. The new ambassador to Bahrain Mr Alec Stirling referred in his formal statement to the long association between Britain and Bahrain in the past. He said he hoped there would be friendly co-operation in the future, under the new Treaty of Friendship between the two states.

    Britain's military withdrawal from the arabian Gulf, already underway, is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4NM0XO0OPW6KLP72L5IK2Z78G
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NM0XO0OPW6KLP72L5IK2Z78G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment