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Shepilow Avoids Remarks Against Israel; Pledges Friendship to Arabs

Avoiding mention of Israel by name. Dmitri Shepilov Soviet Foreign Minister who is now visiting Egypt, told the Egyptians yesterday that the Soviet Government intends to work toward the easing of tension in the area, the London press reported today from Cairo.

The reports say that the Egyptians were disappointed with the fact that Mr. Shepilov did not score Israel in his speech. However, the Arabs hope that Moscow will back their demand that Israel territory be limited to the boundaries laid down in the 1947 United Nations resolution. Mr. Shepilov said that the Arab countries can rest assured of Soviet friendship for them.