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Israeli-syrian Mixed Armistice Commission Holds First Meeting on Israeli Territory

The Israeli-Syrian mixed armistice commission held its first meeting at Roshpina today under the chairmanship of Brig. Gen. William E. Riley, United Nations chief of staff, in what was reported to be “an unusually cordial atmosphere.”

The commission discussed procedural questions for three hours. The next meeting will be held on Syrian territory August 11. General Riley will meanwhile go to Lausanne, where Israel and her Arab neighbors are negotiating a general settlement. He is expected to return August 8.

Reuven Shiloah, special assistant to Moshe Sharett, Israeli Foreign Minister, today left Tel Aviv by plane for Lausanne to join Israel’s delegation at the peace talks.