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    AMMAN, JORDAN

    The Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) opened its ninth extraordinary session at ministerial level on April 3 in the Jordanian capital, Amman.

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    1. GV Dr Fakhri Qaddouri, Sec.-General of Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) speaks (5 shots) 0.49
    2. GV Chairman of Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Yasser Arafat and other officials, arrive for talks with King Hussein (5 shots) 1.06
    3. SV Arafat speaks (3 shots) (ARABIC SOT) 2.07
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    Background: AMMAN, JORDAN

    The Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) opened its ninth extraordinary session at ministerial level on April 3 in the Jordanian capital, Amman. Addressing the meeting, outgoing CAEU Secretary-General Fakhri Qaddouri outlined the council's activities related to Arab economic cooperation. He also recommended a number of measures to further bolster joint Arab action, and eventually achieve Arab economic integration. Still in Amman, the Palestine Liberation Organisation has rejected President Reagan's proposals for peace in the Middle East. The rejection came in a statement on April 4 after three days of talks between Jordan's King Hussein and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat. The talks ended with Mr Arafat neither giving the King a clear-cut public mandate to enter Middle East peace talks, nor publicly ruling it out. The United States had hoped King Hussein would enter negotiations with Israel on the basis of the Reagan peace plan, which calls for Palestinian self-rule on the West Bank and Gaza Strip in association with Jordan. However, according to Jordanian sources, the King was reluctant to do that without backing from Mr Arafat, who says a rival Arab peace plan should be the basis of any Arab-Israeli solution.

    Source: REUTERS - GEORGE HAJ

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9JWX2DVGZ6IWVK7A1PIRU5VIR
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JWX2DVGZ6IWVK7A1PIRU5VIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1983
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    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
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