The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) could establish a Government-in-exile as a result of recognition gained at the Arab Summit meeting in Rabat, a palestinian spokesman said in Beirut on Tuesday (29 October).
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Background: The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) could establish a Government-in-exile as a result of recognition gained at the Arab Summit meeting in Rabat, a palestinian spokesman said in Beirut on Tuesday (29 October).
Said Majed Abou-Sharar -- head of the PLO Unified Information Office -- told newsmen he believed the Summit resolutions "give us the freedom to establish this Government-in-exile, and I think we will set one up at the proper time".
He was commenting on the agreement reached in the Moroccan capital on Monday (28 October) by Arab Heads of State. They recognized the PLO as the only legal representative of the Palestinian people and gave the PLO the right to establish a state on any Palestinian territory evacuated by Israel.
Said Abou-Sharar said the resolutions allowed the PLO to operate on both national and international levels, confined the responsibility of King Hussein of Jordan to the old Trans Jordan area (East Bank) and ruled out Jordanian responsibility for Palestinian affairs.
He added his hope that the forthcoming UN debate on the Palestinian issue -- to which a PLO delegation has been invited -- would be "a real stop o in our struggle to establish our national authority (Government)".
Said Abou-Sharar spoke in Arabic.