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Jordanian Prime Minister Zaid Rifai traveled to Saudi Arabia and met with his Syrian counterpart in the first high-level contacts between the two nations in five years. The meeting with Syrian Premier Abdel-Raouf Kasm was arranged by a three-member Arab League reconciliation team led by Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Syrian-Jordanian relations have been unfriendly since 1980, when tension led to a military buildup along their common border.


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