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    Lebanese leaders Pierre Gemayel and Camille Chamoun made two separate trips to the Syrian capital Damascus this week to have talks with President Hafiz al-Assad on a Syrian peace plan for Lebanon.

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    SV Lebanese Christian leader, Gemayel (left) seated and talking to Syrian President al-Assad
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    SCU PAN Assad
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    SV PAN FROM Seated delegates TO Gemayel and Assad talking
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    SV PAN FROM delegates TO Lebanese Christian leader Chamoun (in white suite) talking to Assad
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    SCU PAN FROM Assad talking with Chamoun
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    SV PAN FROM Chamoun, Assad TO Syrian Foreign Minister Khaddam (in dark suit) and delegate
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    SV Assad and Chamoun talking
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    Background: Lebanese leaders Pierre Gemayel and Camille Chamoun made two separate trips to the Syrian capital Damascus this week to have talks with President Hafiz al-Assad on a Syrian peace plan for Lebanon.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Gemayel is the leader of the Lebanese Falangists and the head of the country's largest Christian organisation. The main theme of the talks was to try to find a peaceful solution to the 17-month old civil war in Lebanon. Syria is understood to have submitted a two-stage plan to the Lebanese. In the short term it seeks to create peaceful conditions for the installation of President-elect Elias Sarkis on 23 September. The second part of the plan is believed to propose a security pact involving Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

    For Camille Chamoun it was his first visit to Syria in 22 years. He's another Christian and rightist leader and was Interior Minister in Lebanon's defunct government. He was also a former president. In the past his relations with Damascus were poor. But now, with Syria backing the Lebanese right in the civil war, Mr. Chamoun's participation in the talks is expected to be of particular importance in deciding on moves to end the conflict. Lebanese Moslem leaders heave already met with President Assad and politicians will follow this week. A Palestinian commando group is also expected to go to Damascus soon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EU67MZZYH59HCNAGQ1W8UYU9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EU67MZZYH59HCNAGQ1W8UYU9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
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