• Short Summary

    Members of the Lebanese Front, an alliance of right-wing political parties, have been holding a two-day conference in the North Lebanese city of Zghorta to devise a compromise formula to reconcile the Christian and Moslem communities in Lebanon and bring about peaceful co-existence.

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    Members of the Lebanese Front, an alliance of right-wing political parties, have been holding a two-day conference in the North Lebanese city of Zghorta to devise a compromise formula to reconcile the Christian and Moslem communities in Lebanon and bring about peaceful co-existence.

    SYNOPSIS: After the first day's meeting, former Lebanese President Camille Chamoun said there had been widespread agreement among members of the Front. A compromise formula had been devised that should satisfy all Lebanese - Christians and Moslems.

    Among those at the meeting was Father Charbel Kassis, head of the Maronite Monastic Order; Phalangist leader Pierre Gemayel and former president Sulieman Franjieh, whose palace was the setting.

    In a statement issued later, the Front said the main obstacle to national reconciliation was the presence of an estimated 400,000 Palestinians in the country. The statement did not say how the Front proposed to resolve the question of those Palestinians who had fought alongside Moslem leftists in the Lebanon civil war.

    Some Rightist leaders were reported to have proposed the Palestinians be distributed among the Arab states.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6MA0O4I55F6TKB9128VR8X6U0
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MA0O4I55F6TKB9128VR8X6U0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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