• Short Summary

    United States Envoy Philip Habib flew to Beirut on Tuesday (24 October) for discussions with
    Lebanese leaders on how to turn the precarious ceasefire in the war-ravaged
    South of Lebanon into a more stable truce.

  • Description

    United States Envoy Philip Habib flew to Beirut on Tuesday (24 October) for discussions with
    Lebanese leaders on how to turn the precarious ceasefire in the war-ravaged
    South of Lebanon into a more stable truce. Mr. Habib, who is of Lebanese origin
    is special adviser to United States Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. He will
    visit Syria, Jordan and Israel to sound out those governments too, on a plan for
    a lasting truce in Lebanon.

    SYNOPSIS: United States envoy, Mr. Philip Habib was greeted at Beirut airport by
    the Lebanese Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Butros and the American ambassador to the
    Lebanon, Mr. Gunther Dean. Mr. habib's trip was called a "fact-finding mission",
    by a state department spokesman. But Mr. Habib will be looking for reactions
    from the Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian and Israeli governments on American ideas
    for a long-term truce in Southern Lebanon.

    Mr. Habib will not meet Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) officials, but a
    state department spokesman said since a PLO role is important for peace in
    Southern Lebanon, their views would be obtained through a third party.

    Mr. Habib met Lebanese Prime Minister Selim Al-Hoss at his Doha residence to
    discuss the American proposals. He arrived in Beirut at the same time as Arab
    League Secretary General Chadli Kleibi of Tunisia, who was also due to meet
    Lebanese leaders. Palestinian guerrillas and their left-wing Lebanese allies
    have already attacked Mr. Habib's United State's peace initiative, saying it is
    an attempt to force Lebanon into the Camp David agreements between Egypt and
    Israel.


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    Film ID:
    VLVA9OZQMV67NM891UIGYVG4BGWM2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OZQMV67NM891UIGYVG4BGWM2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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