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    INTRODUCTION A call for international backing for the aspirations of the Palestinians was made at the meeting of non-aligned nations in new Delhi, India, on Saturday (9 April).

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    INTRODUCTION A call for international backing for the aspirations of the Palestinians was made at the meeting of non-aligned nations in new Delhi, India, on Saturday (9 April).

    SYNOPSIS: The call was made by Mr Farouk Kaddoumi, head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's political department, when he spoke at the plenary session of the non-aligned states Coordinating Bureau meeting. It came as Egypt's President Sadat was arriving back in Egypt after his talks in the United States, which included the Palestinian question. President Sadat has repeatedly suggested the establishment of a Palestinian mini-state, partly made up of the Gaza Strip.

    Mr Kaddoumi told the delegates that while the Palestinian people would continue their struggle to secure a home for themselves in Palestine, and for the right to determine their own destiny without outside interference, the international community should help them achieve their aspirations.

    Another issue at this session was the apartheid policy of South Africa. Jamaica's Foreign Minister, Percival J. Patterson, who was introduced by India's Minister of External Affairs, Mr Atal Vajpayee, was a leading critic.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9A1FJC2DYT4J0RUC6OFIDCTT4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9A1FJC2DYT4J0RUC6OFIDCTT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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