• Short Summary

    Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi and Lebanese leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt have both called on the French government for aid in finding a solution to end the 18-month-old civil war in Lebanon.

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    Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi and Lebanese leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt have both called on the French government for aid in finding a solution to end the 18-month-old civil war in Lebanon.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Fahmi flew home to Cairo on Saturday (2 October) after visiting Paris for talks on the Lebanese situation with French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing. The semi-official Egyptian newspaper, Al-Ahram, said that Mr. Fahmi wanted to find out whether France was still ready to fulfil an earlier offer to send peacekeeping troops into lebanon. At the airport Mr. Fahmi, speaking in Arabic, tolo newsmen that the results of his Paris talks would emerge in a few days and refused to elaborate any further.

    After leaving the airport, Mr. Fahmi had more talks with Mr. Jumblatt who'd been in Cairo trying to work out a peace plan with Egyptian leaders. The next day (October 3), Mr. jumblatt flew to Paris to continue the talks with French leaders.

    At Paris airport, he was met by French officials and taken immediately to the foreign office. Mr. Jumblatt's already visited Saudi Arabia and Iraq in addition to Egypt in a bid to muster support for demands for the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon.

    Although Mr. Fahmi didn't specify it when he returned to Cairo, there was strong speculation among newsmen there that Paris could be a venue for Lebanese peace talks. And Mr. Jumblatt's subsequent visit to the French capital and his talks with French Foreign Minister Louis de Guiringuad further strengthened the belief that France may be asked to contribute to the peace initiative by playing host to mediation talks there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAL2ZXAM64MV52Q9XXHAVA3NA2
    Media URN:
    VLVAAL2ZXAM64MV52Q9XXHAVA3NA2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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