King Hussein of Jordan had talks with U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Washington on Monday?
GV EXT White House
CU INT President Carter and King Hussein talking (2 shots)
SV Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State, and King Hussein walk to microphones
SV (SAME SHOT) Vance speaks in English
CU PAN (SAME SHOT) FROM Vance TO King Hussein who speaks in English
VANCE: "It has been a great privilege for us to welcome His Majesty with a luncheon here today at the state Department. As you know, His Majesty and the President met this morning in a very constructive and useful discussion which will continue at length. The President and His Majesty will be meeting at supper and again tomorrow for a further discussion. As I have indicated, the conversations and discussions have been useful, very useful and we're delighted to have this opportunity to have these talks together."
HUSSEIN: "I would just like to add my feelings of total satisfaction with the opportunity that I had to meet with the President this morning and with the Secretary and our friends and at being here once again in Washington. I'm very happy indeed with the fact that our conversations are open, constructive and I look forward to the pleasure of meeting the President again this evening and tomorrow. I have always been proud of the relations that have existed between us -- the fact that our objectives are one and the same in terms of (indistinct) in the part of the world from which I come -- our hopes are one in terms of the future for all concerned, that a just and durable peace be achieved. We're both concerned in that area."
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Background: King Hussein of Jordan had talks with U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Washington on Monday (25 April) and afterwards appeared more optimistic about achieving a peace settlement in the Middle East.
SYNOPSIS: King Hussein is the third Middle East leader to visit the White House since President Carter took office. Initially he said he was not hopeful about the chance of achieving peace this year, but a White House statement after the talks said the two leaders had agreed the time is right for a major international drive to reconvene the Geneva peace conference. King Hussein also met with the Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance and the two men talked to journalists after their talks.