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    Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad met on Monday (1 May) in Damascus with the leader of the Lebanese Phalangist Party, Monsieur Pierre Gemayel.

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    Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad met on Monday (1 May) in Damascus with the leader of the Lebanese Phalangist Party, Monsieur Pierre Gemayel.

    SYNOPSIS: Syria is one of the so-called hard-line Arab countries, condemning the recent Egyptian-Israeli peace overtures, and vigorously supporting the Palestinian cause. The Palestinian issue in Lebanon became an intense topic on the eve of Monsieur Gemayel's visit to Syria. On April the 27th, all 74 deputies in the parliament approved a plan aimed at restoring the government's authority over the country's heavily-armed political and religious factions. The plan urged the government to ban private militias and Palestinian guerrilla activity as a major step towards resolving Lebanon's severe internal problems. In Syria, the government-controlled press made muted criticisms of the agreement, which was believed to be a central topic for President Assad and Monsieur Gemayel to discuss. The Phalangist leader said his visit was aimed at 'dispersing clouds' between the two countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1AWGLB7LSBFH1YSW731NNXZ6Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AWGLB7LSBFH1YSW731NNXZ6Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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