- Title: MOROCCO: KING HASSAN'S RECEPTION FOR MOROCCAN ARMY OFFICERS BOUND FOR EGYPT.
- Date: 11th October 1973
- Summary: 1. GV Hassan greets officers. 0.10 2. MV PAN Officers lined up (2 shots) 0.19 3. SV Hassan makes speech while officers listen (2 shots) 0.30 4. SV Hassan & Officers kiss flag 0.43 5. Officials look on 0.48 6. MV Officers listen to Hassan (2 shots) 0.58 Initials AE/3.00 AE/3.12 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 26th October 1973 13:00
- Location: RABAT, MOROCCO
- Country: Morocco
- Reuters ID: LVACJHMUYVEH20K0AM5IGDCAV0P4
- Story Text: In the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday (9th October), King Hassan held an official reception for officers from the second contingent of the Royal Armed Forces to go to the Egyptian front.
The officers were led by Colonel-Major Hassan Hatimi, and watched by senior officials and the Egyptian Ambassador to Rabat, M. Azzedine Ramzi.
Moroccan News Agency said Morocco was serving the cause of the national liberation of Arab territories by sending soldiers to Egypt and by giving medical and other aid.
It was the second time in four months that an expedition of the Moroccan Army was leaving the western-most part of the Arab world for the Middle East. Three thousand Moroccan troops and an armoured unit have already been reported in action on the Golan Heights.
SYNOPSIS: In Rabat, King Hassan of Morocco gave a reception on Tuesday for officers of the Royal Armed Forces leaving for the Egyptian front in the Middle East war. The officers were led by Colonel-Major Hassan Hatimi, and watched by the Egyptian Ambassador to Morocco and senior officials.
Three thousand of King Hassan's trooped and an armoured unit have already been reported in action in the Golan Height battle. They have taken several Israeli positions according to the Moroccan News Agency.
The King gave a flag of the Royal Armed Forces to the departing officer. It was said that for the second time in four months, an expedition of the Moroccan Army was leaving the western-most part of the Arab world for the Middle East.
King Hassan has also called on volunteers to enlist in the Army for service in the Middle East conflict.
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