• Short Summary

    A big diplomatic drive began at the United Nations on Tuesday (3 October) in an effort to bring about a ceasefire in Lebanon between Christian militias and the predominantly Syrian Arab deterrent force.

  • Description

    A big diplomatic drive began at the United Nations on Tuesday (3 October) in an effort to bring about a ceasefire in Lebanon between Christian militias and the predominantly Syrian Arab deterrent force. The French Foreign Minister Louis de Guiringaud put forward a proposal under which the Lebanese army would be deployed between the warring sides in the Lebanese capital. monsieur de Guiringaud made his proposal during a meeting with the Unites States Secretary of State, Mr. Cyrus Vance.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Vance earlier met the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Khalifa Al-Suweidi to discuss the Camp David agreements.

    His meeting with Monsieur de Guiringaud followed. Although no details were given about implementing the plan, a State Department spokesman said the United States was making "parallel and complementary efforts" in support of the French proposals. The spokesman said Mr. Vance believed a ceasefire was essential: and that was at the centre of the French initiative.

    Mr. Vance then called in the Lebanese Ambassador to the United Nations, Ghassan Tueni, to discuss the French initiative. Later, however, the Ambassador refused to be specific about the proposals for a ceasefire, when he spoke to Visnews reporter, Peter Kimber.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFO76MF7U0D29C4B7XZ75TEVM
    Media URN:
    VLVACFO76MF7U0D29C4B7XZ75TEVM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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