Issue 140 - 18 Feb 1985
The opening public speech by President Reaffan, and the reply by King Fahd, set the tone for the Saudi monarch's five-day official visit to the United States, which began last week. At the welcoming ceremony on the lawn of the White House, President Reagan called on King Fahd to use his 'considerable influence' in the Muslim world to get direct negotiations started between the Arab states and Israel. The President told the King, "I continue to believe that a just and lasting settlement based on United Nations Resolution 242 is within reach.

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