The Arab Labour Organisation opened its third annual conference in Morocco's capital, Rabat, on Saturday (2 March).
GV & SV Flags flying outside conference building in Rabat
SV's Delegates seated and chatting (7 shots)
CU & SV Conference Chairman, Arsalane Jadidi speaking (2 shots)
SV & CU's Delegates listening to speech (12 shots)
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Background: The Arab Labour Organisation opened its third annual conference in Morocco's capital, Rabat, on Saturday (2 March). Seventeen nations convened to discuss a wide-ranging agenda; they included the 16 members of the League of Arab States (Arab League) and Mauretania.
The main topics for consideration during the three-day meeting were the problems of emigrant Arab workers, technical co-operation between member states and the situation of Palestinian workers.
The Arab Labour Organisation (also known as the Arab Labour Office) is an agency of the Arab League and was formed in March 1965. But the Organisation did not hold its first full session until March 1971. It has met annually, in March since then.
The conference was to have been opened by Morocco's Prime Minister, Said Ahmed Osman. But he was called to Fez, in central Morocco, to attend the 13th-anniversary celebrations of the accession of King Hassan. Said Osman's place was taken by Moroccan Labour Minister, Said Arsalane Jadidi.