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Portugal to Grant PLO Facilities

The Portuguese government is ready to grant the Palestine Liberation Organization “all facilities” to establish a delegation in Lisbon, according to a Portuguese Foreign Ministry spokesman quoted by Lisbon Radio’s overseas service. He said the PLO could on the Portuguese government’s support and that Portugal’s official position was favorable to it, adding: “The Portuguese government considered that the PLO was the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and favored a just solution to the situation in the Middle East so that the hopes of the Palestinians would be realized.” The pledge was given last week to a delegation of the Portuguese Association of Friendship with the Arab Countries.