King Hussein of Jordan led a high-level Arab delegation to France on November 16 in what he later described as extremely encouraging talks on proposals for peace in the Middle East.
GV King Hussein of Jordan reviews guard of honour at the Elysee Palace in Paris; he shakes hands with officials, walks up steps to be greeted by President Francois Mitterrand; they enter building
SV Arab delegation walks up steps to enter Elysee Palace
GV Elysee Palace EXTERIOR; guard of honour outside palace as journalists wait (3 shots)
SV Arab League delegates leave Palace led by the PLO political affairs chief, Farouk Kaddoumi, then Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (in robes) and others as journalists clamour around and Kaddoumi speaks to them briefly (ARABIC SOT)
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Background: King Hussein of Jordan led a high-level Arab delegation to France on November 16 in what he later described as extremely encouraging talks on proposals for peace in the Middle East. The meeting was with French President Francois Mitterrand. King Hussein inspected a guard of honour at the Elysee Palace in Paris, where he and the Arab League delegates were greeted by the President. The meeting was held on the second of five trips planned by the Arab League to brief permanent members of the United Nations Security Council on the peace plan adopted at the Arab summit in Morocco last September (1982). With King Hussein during these trips are the political affairs chief of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Farouk Kaddoumi, the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal and Foreign Ministers from Algeria, Tunisia and Syria, with the Arab League Secretary-General Chedlin Klibi and Morocco's Education Minister, Dr. Azzeddine Laraki. The French government has given cautious approval to the Arab plan, which calls for a Palestinian state to be created and for Israel to withdraw to the frontiers it occupied before the 1967 war. The plan also calls for the explicit recognition of Israel by all Arab states and King Hussein himself, has urged the PLO to take this step.