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PLO Seeks Observer Status

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is seeking an observer status in the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to reports. In a letter to the IMF, the PLO applied last week for the status of “observer” at the September meeting of the boards of the organizations scheduled to take place in Belgrde, Yugoslavia. According to IMF officials, the letter was signed by Walid Kamhaweh, chairman of the Palestine National Fund, and sent from the PLO headquarters in Damascus, Syria. The PLO has an observer status of the United Nations. IMF officials in Washington said that the PLO request is being given “normal consideration.”