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    Lebanese Foreign Minister Fuad Butros returned to Beirut on Wednesday (1 March) after a 24 hour visit to Syria.

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    Lebanese Foreign Minister Fuad Butros returned to Beirut on Wednesday (1 March) after a 24 hour visit to Syria.

    SYNOPSIS: On Tuesday (28 February) Mr. Butros went to the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Damascus for talks with his Syrian opposite number, Abdel Halim Khaddam. Observers in Beirut say the talks were seen as paving the way for a meeting between Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Lebanese President Elias Sarkis. Another topic on the agenda was the renewal of the Syrian peace-keeping mandate in Lebanon.

    Later on Tuesday the two foreign Ministers were joined by President Assad and Syrian Defence Minister General Naji Jamil. According to Reuters news agency Mr. Butros gave President Assad a message from President Sarkis, to which the Syrian leader replied. President Assad is reported to have stated that he will leave the decision on renewing the largely-Syrian Arab peace-keeping force in Lebanon entirely in the hands of President Sarkis. The 30,000 strong force entered the country 15 months ago. It mandate expires next month.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEL1CNPYVFHWD9V27OBSH644W2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL1CNPYVFHWD9V27OBSH644W2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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