Mr. Farouk Kaddoumi, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's Political Department, said on Thursday?
SV: Eiffel tower
GV: Hilton Hotel Paris
SV: Hotel entrance
GV: Reporters at press conference
SV: Farouk Kaddoumi speaking in Arabic
Kaddoumi speaking in Arabic.
The European-Arab dialogue was set up in late 1973 by the European Community to try and establish the basis for a relationship with the Arab states following the oil crisis. Meetings held regularly since have reviewed the ways Europe can help in achieving a Middle East settlement.
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Background: Mr. Farouk Kaddoumi, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's Political Department, said on Thursday (22 September) in Paris, that no Middle East peace settlement could work which did not take the Palestinians into account. The Palestinian problem he said was the central issue in the Middle East conflict.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Kaddoumi, attending a meeting for European-Arab dialogue at the Hilton Hotel in Paris told reporters it was in the interest of both Europeans and Arabs to support a Palestinian state.