• Short Summary

    An agreement on ending
    the Jordanian civil war was signed in Cairo yesterday (Sunday) by King Hussein,
    the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and other arab heads of state.

  • Description

    An agreement on ending
    the Jordanian civil war was signed in Cairo yesterday (Sunday) by King Hussein,
    the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and other arab heads of state. The peace
    pact was agreed after a day long summit meeting of Arab leaders.

    The summit meeting marked the first time the leaders of the two sides in the
    10-day-old Jordanian Civil War, King Hussein and Guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat,
    had met face to face since fighting broke out.

    The most important aspect of the agreement is to make Jordanian-commando
    relations a pan-Arab responsibility. Arab leaders from outside Jordan have now
    become the guarantors of peace in Jordan providing for unified action against
    either side should they infringe the agreement.

    Although the pact contains nothing significantly new compared with earlier
    agreements between King Hussein and the guerrillas it does provide for the
    return to civil rule of Northern towns held by guerrillas and for the exchange
    of prisoners.

    Apart from Mr. Arafat and king Hussein the pact was signed by Egypt, Tunisia,
    Libya, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon and Syria. Responsibility for the
    enforcement of the pact is in the hands of a committee headed by the Tunisian
    Prime Minister, Mr. Bahi Ladgham.

    SYNOPSIS: An agreement on ending the Jordanian civil war was signed after ad
    day-long Arab summit meeting in Cairo on Sunday (27 Sept). King Feisal of Saudi
    Arabia was one of the nine Arab leaders at the summit.

    Sudanese leader General Nimeiry, arrives. The most important aspect of the
    agreement is to make Jordanian-commando relations a pan-Arab responsibility.

    King Hussein enters. The meeting marked the first face to face confrontation
    between the jordanian leader and guerrilla chief Yasser Arafat since the civil
    war began on September 17th.

    Colonel Gaddafi of Libya followed by General Nimeiry sign the agreement. Arab
    leaders outside Jordan are now guarantors of peace between King Hussein and the
    guerrillas.

    The agreement, also signed by President Nasser for Egypt, provides for the
    return of guerrilla held towns to civil rule and exchange of prisoners.

    As well as King Hussein and eight other Arab leaders Palestine guerrilla chief
    Yasser arafat signed the pact.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5MP3VJ3ZESJ36NUSUM7XB59GI
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MP3VJ3ZESJ36NUSUM7XB59GI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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