Cairo Agreement 1969

Forty-five members of the Muslim and Christian legislature who participated in an extraordinary session voted unanimously to treat the agreement and its annexes as if they had never existed. Although the text of the agreement was never published, on April 20, 1970, an unofficial (but probably correct) text appeared in the Lebanese daily An-Nahar. [1] The agreement establishes principles according to which the presence and activities of Palestinian guerrillas in southeastern Lebanon are tolerated and regulated by the Lebanese authorities. [1] [3] Parliament`s move to put the abrogation of the agreement in the same bag with the denunciation of the Israeli agreement was seen as an attempt to show that Lebanon had not adopted a pro-Israel stance. BEIRUT, 21 YEARS OLD. MAY — Lebanon`s parliament today cancelled a controversial 1969 agreement that allowed Palestinian forces to move freely through refugee camps and southern Lebanon. Annex: Cairo Agreement (1969) On Monday, 3 November 1969, the Lebanese delegation, led by the Commander of the Army, General Emile al-Bustani, and the delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization, led by Mr Yasir`Arafat, Chairman of the Organization, met in Cairo in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Republic, Mahmoud Riyadh, and the Minister of War. General Muhammad Fawzi. . . .

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