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Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau said in Cairo last Saturday that Canada will continue to oppose Israeli settlement of the West Bank and the annexation of Jerusalem and will support the United Nations call for Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied territories. Trudeau also said that Canada would not recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization as long as that might jeopardize Canada’s friendship with Israel. While in Egypt, Trudeau had a 90-minute meeting with President Anwar Sadat, the first between the two officials.