The new United States Secretary of State, Mr. Cyrus Vance, left Damascus in Syria on?
GV EXT Government buildings in Damascus
SV CAR carrying Vance arriving and Vance out and being greeted
SV INT Vance and Syrian Government officials seated in reception room
SV SV President Assad addressing news conference in Arabic
SCU Vance speaking in English (T/R)
SV Vance boarding plane
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: VANCE: "I also found agreement with respect to the general elements the would be involved in any final settlement, namely the peace, withdrawal and resolution of the Palestinian question. Let me just add one word, however. There were deep differences among the parties with respect to many of the substantive items and as to one of the key procedural questions namely the question of the PLO. So that then, in talking about the common ground, I also want to underscore the fact that there were very, very deep differences among the parties, and I want to caution against any over-optimism."
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Background: The new United States Secretary of State, Mr. Cyrus Vance, left Damascus in Syria on Monday (21 February) after completing his six-country tour of the Middle East.