Both Houses of the Jordanian Parliament held extraordinary sessions in Amman on Tuesday (24 September) to discuss an Egyptian-Syrian-Palestinian communique issued in Cairo last week.
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Background: Both Houses of the Jordanian Parliament held extraordinary sessions in Amman on Tuesday (24 September) to discuss an Egyptian-Syrian-Palestinian communique issued in Cairo last week. The joint communique had declared that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) was the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and that an independent Palestinian authority should be set up in any Palestinian territory liberated from Israel by political or military means.
Egypt's change in stance towards the status of the PLO, which it had previously recognises as representing only those Palestinians living outside Jordan, has already resulted int Jordan's refusal to attend a conference with Egypt, Syria, and the PLO. King Hussein of Jordan has also decided to freeze all activities connected with the proposed Middle East Peace talks.
Jordan's action opens the door wide for speculation on its likely attitude at the United Nations when the General Assembly debates the Palestinian problem as an independent item on the agenda. After the conclusion of the Jordanian Parliament's Lower House session, a news conference was addressed by Dr. Sami Joudeh, a Deputy from Ramallah City.