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    The Canadian government had rejected a request by Egypt fora nuclear reactor, the Canadian External Affairs Minister, Mr.

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    The Canadian government had rejected a request by Egypt fora nuclear reactor, the Canadian External Affairs Minister, Mr. Allan MacEachen, revealed during a visit to Israel on Monday (19 January).

    Mr. MacEachen made a brief visit to Israel for talks with Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister, Mr. Yigal Allon, as part of a Middle East tour.

    He told a press conference after his talks with Mr. Rabin, that Canada was not in a position to give Egypt a nuclear reactor.

    He said Canada did not recognise the Palestine Liberation Organisation as the sole representative of the Palestinian people.

    "It is not up to us to say what should constitute a Palestinian state. It's up to the parties involved," he said.

    Following his talks with the Israeli leaders, Mr. MacEachen was taken on a tour of the Golan Heights and northern Galilee.

    SYNOPSIS: At the office of Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, in Jerusalem, where Israel leaders had talks with the Canadian External Affairs Minister, Mr. Allan MacEachen, on Monday, during his brief visit to Israel.

    Mr. MacEachen had already held talks with his Israeli counterpart, Mr. Yigal Allon, before the next round of discussions with the Israeli Prime Minister. The Canadian Minister told the Israelis that his country had refused a request by Egypt for a nuclear reactor. He told journalists later that Canada was not in a position to grant the request. He added that Israel had not asked for a reactor.

    He said Canada took a neutral stand on the Palestinian question. "It is not for us to say what should constitute a Palestinian state. It's up to the parties involved," he said.

    The day after the talks, Mr. MacEachen was taken on a tour of the Golan Heights and northern Galilee.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACN8GYHYR2LIOYZCMWW2NWN4Q6
    Media URN:
    VLVACN8GYHYR2LIOYZCMWW2NWN4Q6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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