King Hussein of Jordan, on a three-day official visit to Paris, has had talks at the French Foreign Ministry and the Elysee Palace.
King Hussein of Jordan, on a three-day official visit to Paris, has had talks at the French Foreign Ministry and the Elysee Palace. On Tuesday (12 December) he told newsmen that there could only be lasting peace in the Middle East if Israel withdrew from all territories occupied in the 1967 war.
SYNOPSIS: The King's first meeting was at the Quai D'Orsay offices of the newly-appointed French Foreign Minister, Monsieur Jean Francois-Poncet. The Minister is President Valery Giscard d'Estaing's closest political associate and the talks centred on the Jordanian approach to the Palestinian problem. Later, King Hussein visited president Giscard for talks which were expected to involve Arab and Jordanian thinking, following last month's 'hard-line' summit in Baghdad. After the meeting he spoke to newsmen.
King Hussein's visit is the first leg of a European tour to Italy, the Vatican and Britain. It follows a four-day visit to West Germany in November.