The Libyan Prime Minister Major Abdul Salam Jalloud continues his efforts to mediate in the Lebanese civil war.
LV INT Syrian President Assad seated with Libyan Premier Jalloud during talks in Presidential Palace in Damascus
CU President Assad PAN TO Premier Jalloud
LV President Assad with Premier Jalloud during talks
The day after the talks in Damascus, a force of about 1,300 Saudi Arabian and Sudanese troops left for Lebanon to strengthen the peace-keeping force. The Arab League, after a meeting of foreign ministers from member countries, issued an appeal to those countries which had promised troops for the force. The League asked them to send troops immediately without any prior conditions. The Arab League estimates that a force of about 6,000 men is needed to police a ceasefire in Lebanon.
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Background: The Libyan Prime Minister Major Abdul Salam Jalloud continues his efforts to mediate in the Lebanese civil war. On Wednesday (30 June), Major Jalloud visited Damascus for talks with Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad.