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Videla Meets with Syrian Official

The Syrian Embassy here reported in a press release that Mohsen Bilal; chairman of the Exterior Relations Committee of the Syrian Parliament now touring Latin American countries, paid a courtesy call on President Jorge Rafoel Videla, accompanied by Ambassador Abdul Akil. The Embassy release said Bilal was assured by Videla of Argentina’s sympathies and that Bilal thanked Videl for Argentina’s recognition “of the rights of the Palestinian people to self – determination.” Thirty-seven foreign diplomats including Israel’s representative were guests of Videla at a luncheon in his residence. Representatives of democratic, Communist and Arab countries attended the luncheon.