LIBYA'S DEPUTY PREMIER, MAJOR ABDEL SALAM JALLOUD, DISCUSSED THE MIDDLE EAST AND MEDITERRANEAN SITUATIONS WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT GEORGES POMPIDOU ON WEDNESDAY (21 JULY).
LIBYA'S DEPUTY PREMIER, MAJOR ABDEL SALAM JALLOUD, DISCUSSED THE MIDDLE EAST AND MEDITERRANEAN SITUATIONS WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT GEORGES POMPIDOU ON WEDNESDAY (21 JULY). DURING THE 90-MINUTE MEETING, THE TWO LEADERS ALSO CONSIDERED MEANS OF STEPPING UP CLOSER TECHNOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION BETWEEN FRANCE AND LIBYA.
MAJOR JALLOUD, WHO ARRIVED EARLIER FROM BONN, WAS THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE LIBYAN REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL TO GO TO FRANCE ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT
SYNOPSIS: The Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday was the scene of a meeting between French President Pompidou and the Libyan Deputy Premier. The Deputy Premier, Major Abdel Salam Jalloud, was the first member of the Libyan Revolutionary Council to go to France on an official visit. He had arrived from Bonn. Major Jalloud who had acted as Libya's principal petroleum negotiator told waiting newsmen that during their 90-minute meeting, the two men had discussed the situations in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The two leaders also considered means of stepping up closer economic and technological cooperation between the two countries. In response to a question, Major Jalloud told pressmen that the leaders did not discuss the current situation in Morocco. He said however, that they did discuss the political problems of the Palestinians and what he described as Israeli aggression against the Arab countries.
The Deputy Premier also said that the leaders had discussed Mediterranean peace as well as the position of France and Libya regarding Malta's neutrality.