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    In Damascus, talks between Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Lebanese politicians have continued, in an attempt to find a lasting peace solution to end the fighting in Beirut.

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    In Damascus, talks between Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Lebanese politicians have continued, in an attempt to find a lasting peace solution to end the fighting in Beirut. Following Lebanese President Elias Sarkis' meeting with President Assad last week, the President of the Lebanese Chamber of Deputies, Kamel Assad, arrived in Damascus on Friday (13 October) to discuss the fragile ceasefire which ended the fierce battle in Beirut between Right-wing Christian militias and Syrian troops of the Arab Peace Keeping Force.

    SYNOPSIS: The talks were held in President Assad's palace in the centre of Damascus.

    Mr Assad's discussion with the Syrian President centred upon the conditions of the truce, which has halted the latest round of fighting in Beirut, during which at least five hundred people were killed. President Sarkis has proposed a partial withdrawal of Syrian troops from East Beirut, the predominantly Christian sector of the city. The Syrians have opposed such a plan and the right-wing militias have demanded the total withdrawal of Syrian force from Lebanon. The Peace Keeping troops entered Lebanon almost two years ago to enforce the truce ending the eighteen-month civil war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5T1NWKMUQF9CDKU9JMK63I8ZC
    Media URN:
    VLVA5T1NWKMUQF9CDKU9JMK63I8ZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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