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Arab League Official Says League Members and Eec States Will Hold Parley That Will Include the PLO

July 25, 1980
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Chedli Klibi, Secretary General of the Arab League, said here today that the foreign ministers of the Arab League and the European Economic Community (EEC) member states will hold a conference some time this year which will include representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Klibi made the announcement at a press conference at the end of his three-day visit to West Germany. He said the Arab League and the EEC have agreed to renew the Euro-Arab dialogue, but this time on a political level in contrast to the post when the discussions were limited to cultural and trade matters. Egypt, which the Arab League boycotts because of its peace treaty with Israel, will be excluded from the dialogue, Klibi said.

The Arab League official claimed that West Germany always had reservations about the Camp David accords and that they have increased considerably of late. He claimed that the Bonn government is convinced that no peace settlement can be reached in the Middle East without the participation of the PLO. During his visit, Klibi met in Hamburg with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and other West German leaders.

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