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Canada to Open Embassy in Amman

November 17, 1981
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Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau announced that a Canadian Embassy will be opened in Amman, Jordan next year. He made the announcement at the end of a four-day visit by King Hussein. Until now Canadian interests in Jordan were represented by Canada’s Ambassador in Beirut. Jordan has had for a long time an Embassy in Ottawa.

Addressing a press conference here, Hussein stressed the importance of improving bilateral relations with Canada but avoided any direct answers to questions regarding an eventual role for Canada in the Middle East peace process. The king accused Israel of expansionism and attacked it for refusing to grant self-determination to the West Bank Arabs. Hussein spoke yesterday.

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