INTRODUCTION M. Gaston Thorn, President of the EEC Commission welcomed Jordan's Foreign Minister Mr.
GV EXTERIOR EEC Commission building in Brussels
CU INTERIOR M. Gaston Thorn welcomes Mr. Marwan Qassim and advisers, take seats.
CU PULL BACK TO SV FROM Thorn TO two men talking.
CU PULL BACK TO LV FROM Qassim TO group seated talking
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Background: INTRODUCTION M. Gaston Thorn, President of the EEC Commission welcomed Jordan's Foreign Minister Mr. Marwan Qassim to Common Market headquarters in Brussels on Friday (27 March).
SYNOPSIS: The visit was described as no more than a courtesy visit but it was widely seen as a follow-up to Mr. Thorn's mission to the Middle East last year, during which the EEC mediation initiative was launched.
Mr. Qassim's meeting with the EEC Commission came shortly after a similar visit by the Egyptian President, Mr. Anwar Sadat and discussions between M. Thorn and Mr. Qassim covered the latest developments in the Middle East situation.
The two men had last met in Amman last August, during M. Thorn's Mideast tour. At that time, their discussions were among the more optimistic that the EEC delegation were involved in.