U. N. Troops to Start Landing Today in Egypt; Agreement Reached

The United Nations Emergency Force, set up to police the Middle East area, is apparently ready at last to establish itself on Egyptian soil, according to an announcement this morning by Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold. Mr. Hammarskjold avoided talking about the reported demands of the Egyptian Government for the imposition of rules which in effect would hamstring the operations of the police force. However, the Egyptian delegation here later announced that “agreement has been reached this afternoon concerning all points of detail previously demanded by Egypt.”

Mr. Hammarskjold left late this afternoon by air for Cairo with stop-overs scheduled at Rome and Naples where he will confer with the commander of the UN emergency force Maj. Gen. E.I.M. Burns, and inspect the first contingents ready to go to Cairo from the UN’s staging area at Capodichino, Naples. The first units, comprising initially about 1,000 troops, are expected to start landing tomorrow at Abu Souer Airfield, near Ismailia, on the banks of the Suez Canal.

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