Political goodwill has not corrected trade imbalance

Issue 20 - 25 Mar 1980
President Giscard d'Estaing's five-hour visit to Riyadh at the end of his tour of the Gulf states and Jordan has been described as of special significance by Prince Saud, the Foreign Minister. But political agreement is not helping France's growing trade deficit with the kingdom, and French trade officials see few ways to reverse the trend.

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