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    King Hussein of Jordan, on a three-day official visit to Paris, has had talks at the French Foreign Ministry and the Elysee Palace.

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    LV INTERIOR King Hussein of Jordan and officials arriving at Quai D'Orsay, Paris.

    SV King Hussein seated at table with officials (4 shots)

    SV King Hussein speaking to newsmen in English and SV King Hussein speaking in Arabic.

    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "Majesty, about the Palestinian problem Where will it be solved? Inside or outside the Camp David negotiations?"

    SEQ. 3: HUSSEIN: "Our position is very clear in this regard. We have always been after the establishment of a just and durable peace based on the implementation of Security Council resolution 242 and 338. And it has to be durable peace. For it to be lasting, it has to be a just peace the generations that follow could accept and live with."

    REPORTER: "Could that peace be not far off?"

    HUSSEIN: "That does not unfortunately depend on me only."

    United Nations Resolution 242 was unanimously adopted by the Security Council on 22 November, 1967. It calls for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from all territories occupied during the Six-Day-War as a major requirement for a lasting peace in the Middle East. Resolution 338, passed in October, 1973, called fro an end to the fighting at that time and urged implementation of Resolution 242.

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    Background: 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.

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