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High U.N. Official Proceeds to Lausanne to Check on Progress of Arab-israeli Peace Talks

Andrew W. Cordier, executive aide to U.N. Secretary-General Trygve Lie left here today for Lausanne to investigate the difficulties holding up the progress of the Arab-Israeli peace talks now taking place there under the auspices of the U.N. Palestine Conciliation Commission.

Well-informed sources here believe that Trygve Lie decided to dispatch Mr. Cordier to Lausanne because of the incomplete reports being received at United Nations headquarters on the progress of the parleys, designed to bring about Arab-Israeli agreement on the questions of Palestine’s Arab refugees, disposition of Jerusalem and establishment of permanent boundaries for the Jewish state.

A report circulated here today indicated that the Conciliation Commission is considering revival of the Bernadette plan which would give Israel all of Galilee and hand the southern Negev over to the Arabs.