Arab peace mediator Mr. Bahi Ladgham, the former Tunisian Prime Minister, had talks today (Tuesday)?
GV EXT. Nuffield clinic
CU Sign on door
CU Tunisian flag
SV Ladgham & ambassador leave (SOF)
SV Ladgham into car & refuse further questions
SV Car away (2 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: LADGHAM: (IN ENGLISH): (SEQ. 5) "Well I will ask our ambassador....(then statement in French)
AMBASSADOR: (INTERPRETING): I came just to see His Majesty to present to him the report I made about my mission in Jordan...this mission which has been given to me by the Conference of Cairo.... I delivered to him the same documents I delivered to other chiefs of states and kings....such document has to do with the events, not the last events, in Jordan, the precedent events, not the last ones, what happened in Jordan."
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Background: Arab peace mediator Mr. Bahi Ladgham, the former Tunisian Prime Minister, had talks today (Tuesday) with King Hussein in the London clinic where the King has been undergoing a general check-up since December 19.
Mr. Ladgham, head of the Arab committee charged with keeping the peace between the Jordanian army and the Palestine guerrillas, flew into London from Cairo in an airliner lent by the Libyan Head of State, Colonel Gaddafi.
While in Cairo Mr. Ladgham made a statement on the latest outbreak of fighting in Amman, warning that he would suspend his mission unless an immediate ceasefire was observed. Today, as he was meeting the King, sporadic gunfire was again reported from the Jordanian capital.
He spent an hour and 40 minutes with the King, and then spoke to pressmen outside. The Tunisian ambassador, who accompanied him, acted as interpreter.