Visiting Al-Wahdat Refugee Camp in Jordan on Tuesday (22 October), French Foreign Minister jean Sauvagnargues told Palestinian refugee representatives that the demands of the Palestinian people had to be taken into account in the resolution of the Middle East dispute.
GV Arrival of French Foreign Minister Sauvagnargues at Al-Wahdat camp by car and greeting ceremony (2 shots)
SV Sauvagnargues entering camp building for speeches
GV Interior Sauvagnargues seated before refugees (2 shots)
CU Sauvagnargues addressing refugees (2 shots)
CU Refugees listen
CU & GV Sauvagnargues talking with regugees
GV EXTERIOR Basmane Palace, Amman
GV & SV French Foreign Minister receving decoration from King Hussein (2 shots)
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Background: Visiting Al-Wahdat Refugee Camp in Jordan on Tuesday (22 October), French Foreign Minister jean Sauvagnargues told Palestinian refugee representatives that the demands of the Palestinian people had to be taken into account in the resolution of the Middle East dispute.
He stressed that he Palestinian question was one to which France gave great attention. The Middle East situation, he added, should be resolved in stages by political discussion.
Later, M.Sauvagnargues went to the Basmane Palace in Amman, where Jordan's King Hussein awarded him with the order of the Jordanian Star, First Class. M. Sauvagnargues spent much of his 24-hour visit to Jordan discussing with kind Hussein Jordan's dispute with the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) over representation of the Palestinians at Middle East talks.
Earlier in his Middle East tour, M. Sauvagnargues held talks with PLO chief Yasser Arafat in Beirut. He told the Palestinian leader that the more moderate the PLO made their demands to the United Nations, the more support France would give them.
M. Sauvagnargues's visit to Jordan was the first by a French Minister. During has talks with King Hussein, he reviewed ways of improving relations between their two countries.