LONDON (Apr. 16)
Premier Chou Enlai of China has sent a message to the Congress of the Palestine Liberation Organization meeting in Cairo which reaffirms “the unfailing and resolute support of China to the Palestinians.” The message was addressed to El Fatah leader Yassir Arafat. Its text was made public today by the Chinese Embassy here.
The message stated: “The Palestinian people have a glorious tradition of struggle against imperialism. Their armed struggle holds aloft the banner of the fight against the imperialists and has dealt mighty blows to the United States, the Israeli aggressors and their lackeys.” The latter appeared to be a reference to King Hussein of Jordan. It was learned, meanwhile, that the executive committee of the PLO plans to meet soon in Beirut, Lebanon, to discuss steps for merging all terrorist forces.