Pakistan returned to the Afro-Asian conference in Cairo on Tuesday (II Jan) after boycotting the first day of discussions.
TV Cairo street (3 shots)
SCU Aly speaking
GV INT. Delegates seated
SV & GV Eldin Ahmed looking for place to sit (2 shots)
SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Indian delegate interviewed
SV Fawzi shaking hands as medals are presented (4 shots)
SV PAN Fawzi to dais
Pakistan delegate Mahmoud Aly speaking (SOF) on why Bangladesh delegation should not be allowed to attend. Indian delegate (SOF) saying why Bangladesh delegation should be represented, Egyptian Prime Minister Mr Mahmoud Fawzi presenting President Nasser medals to various delegates.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: ALY: "You will recollect that last night when there was a meeting of the heads of the delegations, I raised the question of representation of a so-called Decca committee. At the moment East Pakistan is under the occupation of the Indian Army. As such, the Dacca committee cannot be represented."
SEQ. 5: INDIAN DELEGATE: "We want complete recognition of Bangladesh by all countries because Bangladesh is now a reality. And to ignore the reality it would not be contributing towards understanding and peace".
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Background: Pakistan returned to the Afro-Asian conference in Cairo on Tuesday (II Jan) after boycotting the first day of discussions.
They walked out because of the presence of an observer delegation from the self-styled state of Bangladesh.
But Pakistan returned to the meeting after an appeal from offices at the conference, and after receiving an assurance that the Pakistan point-of-view would be heard.
The meeting opened on Monday (10 Jan) in a tense atmosphere as various delegations discussed the presence of the Bangladesh represent actives.