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U.N. Truce Chief Meets with Israelis to Plan Resumption of Gaza Talks

Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, met with Israel delegate Joseph Tekoa today to work out with him plans for resuming the general Israel-Egyptian Gaza pacification talks which Egypt broke off last month.

The Burns-Tekoa meeting took place in the wake of Israel’s informing Gen. Burns this week-end that it was ready to resume the talks in any form set by the truce supervisor. The Israel letter, sent after the UN Security Council last Thursday threw its support behind Gen. Burns’ efforts to maintain a cease-fire and resume the border talks, was signed by Arthur Lourie, acting director general of the Israel Foreign Ministry.

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