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U.N. Secretary General Optimistic on Current Israel-egyptian Talks

Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold declared here yesterday that he saw no reason to change his optimistic views on the current talks with regard to pacification of the Israel-Egyptian border at the Gaza strip.

He made the statement in the course of a press conference, and referred questioners on the subject to the optimism he had expressed at an earlier meeting with the press, adding that he saw no cause for altering his views since that time.

Asked by a reporter whether he thought the sudden change in Egypt’s attitude, as expressed by its sudden agreement to an agenda proposed by Maj. Gen. E.L.M. Burns, United Nations truce supervisor, might be due to moves made at United Nations headquarters here, Mr. Hammarskjold replied in the negative.