Syria's Foreign Minster, Abdel-Halim Khaddam, was in the Soviet Union on Thursday (14 January) for talks with Kremlin leaders, aimed at co-ordinating reaction to Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights.
SV INT Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, and Syrian foreign Minister, Abdel-Halim Khaddam, with delegations, standing in conference room in Moscow.
CU PAN PULL BACK TO LV Khaddam walks to his seat.
CU PULL BACK TO SV Mr. Khaddam seated and making notes.
SV ZOOM TO CU Mr. Gromyko seated.
LV Soviet and Syrian delegates seated opposite each other.
GV Foreign Ministry building in Amman, Jordan.
CU Jordanian Foreign Minister, Marwan al-Qassem, PAN TO Arab League Secretary-General, Chedli Klibi, seated talking.
SV Marwan al-Qassem and Chedli Klibi seated talking.
GV EXT Jordanian Prime Minister's office.
CU PAN & SV Jordanian Prime Minister, Modar Badran, seated talking with Chedli Klibi. (2 SHOTS)
CU Marwan al-Qassem seated.
SV Three men talking together.
CU PULL BACK TO SV Modar Badran and Chedli Klibi.
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Background: Syria's Foreign Minster, Abdel-Halim Khaddam, was in the Soviet Union on Thursday (14 January) for talks with Kremlin leaders, aimed at co-ordinating reaction to Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights. During the previous week, Mr. Khaddam had visited Saudi Arabia and four Gulf States to discuss the issue. In a recent newspaper report, Mr. Khaddam said his government would seek a strategic co-operation agreement with the Soviet Union, after consulting other Arab countries. The Soviet News Agency Tass, however, said the visit came within the framework of a 20-year Soviet-Syrian friendship and co-operation treaty signed 15 months ago. The treaty formalised agreements on arms supplies and economic aid, and committed the two sides to consult if the security of either was threatened, but it did not oblige Moscow to take any firm action on behalf of Syria. On the same day, in Amman, was continuing his Middle East tour in a bid to arrange the next Arab summit and, he hopes, to establish a united Arab stance over the issue of Palestinian autonomy.