The Secretary General of the Arab League, Chedli Klibi, has praised what he calls the steadfastness of frontline Arab States int he confrontation with Israel.
SV Chedli Klibi, Secretary General of Arab League, (Left) seated talking to President Hafez Al-Assad of Syria ZOOM TO President Assad.
SV Syrian Foreign Minister.
CU Klibi PAN TO Assad ZOOM OUT TO SHOW both talking.
SOUND BEGINS: GV Traffic in Damascus.
SV Guards outside P.L.O. building.
SCU INTERIOR Chief of Staff of P.L.O., Colonel Tarek Mohammed Khadra, speaking in Arabic.
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Background: The Secretary General of the Arab League, Chedli Klibi, has praised what he calls the steadfastness of frontline Arab States int he confrontation with Israel. Mr. Klibi's comments came after talks on Thursday (12 June) with Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad in Damascus.
SYNOPSIS: The Secretary General met President Assad for talks on the Middle East situation and the next conference of the League, which is to be held in July.Mr. Klibi makes regular visits to the Arab states which border Israel. It's those states, he said, which bear the greatest burden of responsibility in confronting what he called " the Zionist enemy".
Earlier in the week, Palestinian leaders meeting in Damascus had called for Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories to step up their resistance to Israeli authorities.
The incoming Chief of Staff of the Palestinian Liberation Army, Colonel Tarek Mohammed Khadra, told reporters Palestinians must "unify their ranks at all levels".
Former Palestinian Liberation Army leader Brigadier Misban Bdeiri had been an obstacle to unity, he said, but now that he was no longer in the army, there was no longer any justification for non-unity especially in the military field. The army's goals were clear, he said. They were to promote its fighting ability and military discipline.
Colonel Khadra said talks aimed at unifying the Palestinian resistance would start soon. The Palestinian Liberation Army, he said, was the mainstay of the resistance.