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    INTRODUCTION: Mr. Khaled Fahoum, the President of the Palestinian National Council met Syrian President Hafez?

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    SV Khaled Fahoum seated with President Assad of Syria (3 shots) mute

    SV Fahoum speaking into camera

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: Mr. Khaled Fahoum: "If we are invited to participate in the reunion of this resolution namely resolution 3226 and PLO is going to participate in any meeting dealing with the Middle East crisis. The second important thing is that we are going to work with all the arabs, we must have good relations with all the arab countries, particularly with the confrontation countries, and I put special stress on Syria and Egypt. Regarding Jordan, we are going to continue the dialogue with the government there in order to normalise the relations between Jordan and the PLO so the dialogue will continue in the very near future with Jordan. Also we have a better understanding among the Palestinians participating in the National Council because everyone knows that all the Palestinians participating represented all the Palestinian groups that are present in the Palestinian National Council and now we have a new executive committee which is made up of the team members including all the Feyadeen members excepting the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine which we hope to have also in the near future in a separate council in the PLO. So there was agreement about unification or our legal resources, unification of our financial resources, and unification of our political platform in the future."


    It was announced in Damascus on Thursday (31st March) that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will leave for Moscow soon to discuss Middle East proposals made recently by Soviet Communist party leader Leonid Brezhnev. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) are believed to regard as positive Mr. Brezhnev's proposals which were disclosed on March 21 and include support for Palestinian rights for self determination and a phased Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab territories.

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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Mr. Khaled Fahoum, the President of the Palestinian National Council met Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad in Damascus on Wednesday (30 March).

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Fahoum briefed President Assad on the results of the 13th session of the Palestinian National Council held recently in Cairo. Afterwards he spoke to newsmen about the session and forthcoming talks with the Jordanian government.

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