Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (P.L.O.), arrived in Rabat on Saturday (20?
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Background: Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (P.L.O.), arrived in Rabat on Saturday (20 January) for a meeting with King Hassan and leaders of the Moroccan Government.
The Arab guerrilla leader has been making a tour of North African countries seeking support for his movement, following the recent 11th Session of the Palestinian National Council in Cairo.
During the Council meeting it was decided to seek the approval of Arab Government leaders for a special 'Liberation Tax' to be imposed on all those of Palestinian origin in their countries.
Yasser Arafat flew to Rabat from Algeria, where he had held discussions with the Prime Minister, Colonel Houari Boumedienne, and leaders of the Algerian branch of the National Liberation Front.
During his audience with King Hassan, M. Arafat also met Prime Minister Ahmed Osman and Foreign Affairs Minister Hadj Mohamed Bahini.
SYNOPSIS: Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, arrived in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, on Saturday. He is touring North African countries seeking support for his movement.
King Hassan received the guerrilla leader, and discussed recommendations reached at the Palestinian National Council meeting, held in Cairo earlier this month.
After the brief audience, M. Arafat was confronted by newsmen as he left the King's office. He told them he was seeking Arab Government approval for imposing a special 'liberation tax' on Arabs of Palestinian origin.
M. Arafat has already held similar discussions with Government leaders in Libya, Tunisia and Algeria, and with members of the Algerian Branch of the National Liberation Front.