President Hafez Al-Assad of Syria arrived in Amman, the Jordanian capital, on monday (6 December) for two days of talks with King Hussein.
President Hafez Al-Assad of Syria arrived in Amman, the Jordanian capital, on monday (6 December) for two days of talks with King Hussein. The talks were expected to tighten links between the two countries, which both border Israel in the East.
SYNOPSIS: The Syrian leader was met by King Hussein on arrival at Amman airport. They then inspected a guard of honour. The talks concerned steps towards unifying their legal economic, education and telecommunications systems. Sources quoted by Reuters predicted that the two leaders would endorse recommendations to this effect made by Jordan's Prime Minister Modar Badran during a visit to Syria last month.
The discussions also covered the general situation in the Middle East and the latest events in Lebanon. A high-powered delegation, including Syrian Prime Minister Major-General Abdel-Rahman Khleifawi, and several other ministers, accompanied President Assad for the talks.