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Saturday, May 29, 1999 Published at 10:15 GMT 11:15 UK

World: Middle East

Lebanese President visits Jordan

The President of Lebanon, Emile Lahoud, is in Jordan for talks with King Abdullah -- the first such visit for more than ten years.

President Lahoud was welcomed at the airport by the King before going to the Raghadan Palace, where he laid a wreath at the grave of King Hussein.

The two leaders are expected to discuss the stalled Middle East peace process, following the election of the Labour leader, Ehud Barak, as Israel's prime minister, earlier this month.

Mr Barak has promised to resume peace talks with Lebanon and Syria, and to withdraw from South Lebanon within a year.

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