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Hussein Presents Mitterrand with the Arab Peace Plan

King Hussein of Jordan today presented the Arab peace plan to President Francois Mitterrand and later said that the French and Arab positions have many points in common. Hussein, who led a seven-member Arab delegation, including a PLO representative, later said “France has examined our plan in a positive and constructive way.”

The Arab plan, drawn up at the recent Fez summit conference, calls for a mutual recognition by Israel and the PLO and for the Palestinian organization’s participation in future peace talks.

Hussein, who is due to lead the delegation to Moscow and Peking next, said that the Arab states will continue to press their case while exploring the possibilities offered by the American peace plan as outlined by President Reagan in September.

The Arab delegation consisted of the Foreign Ministers of Syria, Morocco, Algeria, and Saudia Arabia as well as the PLO’s farouk Kaddumi and Arab League Secretary General Chedii Klibi.

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