Hammarskjold Due in Israel Today; Will Confer with Ben Gurion

United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow morning for several days of conferences, most of them privately with Prime Minister David Ben Gurion.

As a matter of course, there will be some customary social events. Mr. Hammarskjold will meet formally with Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister. Then he will be a luncheon guest of Mr. Ben Gurion. In the evening, he will go to UN headquarters in no-man’s land, where he will attend the annual New Year’s party of the United Nations staff.

The substantive talks between the two statesmen will take place at Mr. Ben Gurion’s home at Sdeh Boker, the Negev Kibbutz of which the Prime Minister, in his personal capacity, is a member. Both statesmen, it is understood, agreed during the UN Chief’s previous visit here, in September, that their next conference should be held tete-a-tete at Sdeh Boker, where they could talk informally without interruptions of any kind.

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