Issue 76 - 20 Jul 1982
As the Arab efforts to secure the withdrawal of the Israelis from the Lebanon gathers pace and some glimmerings of a common policy begin to evolve, Saudi Arabia is in the vanguard of the attempts to reach a solution. Prince Sultan, the Minister of Defence, affirmed that the situation in the Lebanon is the main concern of the Saudi leaders. King Fahd, within weeks of his accession to the throne, is personally involved in the issue, putting his prestige and standing to bear in direct personal contacts with the principals involved.

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