High U.N. Official to Visit Capitals of Israel and Arab Countries

Andrew W. Cordier, executive assistant to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold, and highest ranking member of the United Nations secretariat under Mr. Hammarskjold, who is most familiar with every phase of the Arab-Israel disputes in the Middle East, will leave here next Sunday, August 5, for a visit to a number of capitals, including Amman, Beirut, Jerusalem and Cairo

The purpose of Mr. Cordier’s trip, as officially announced here, is tied to the fact that 16 new member nations were admitted to the UN last winter and he will presumably discuss with the foreign offices in many capitals in Europe as well as in the Middle East their plans in connection with the next session of the General Assembly which opens November 12.

However, it was noted here that Mr. Cordier’s itinerary includes also Paris, London and Geneva, as well as the capitals of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. He will be in Beirut August 21, Amman, August 22, Jerusalem, August 23, and Cairo, August 24.

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