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Ben-gurion Returns to Israel; Says His Talks in Paris Were ‘fruitful’

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion left for Israel today with a parting statement that his talks with French leaders in Paris had been “fruitful and satisfactory” and that his conversations with President de Gaulle had been the most fruitful in his four-country mission.

Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, remained in Paris for further talks. She met for more than an hour with French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville at the French Foreign Office. She told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, at the close of the meeting, that the talks had been “positive and pleasant” and that they had been a continuation of the discussions started by Mr. Ben-Gurion With French Premier Michel Debre and with the French Foreign Minister.

The two Foreign Ministers were reported to have discussed French support for Israel’s desire to be associated with the six-nation European common market and support during the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly on the Arab refugee problem. The two diplomats also reviewed world developments and the situation in the Middle East, including recently publicized differences between the Soviet Union and the United Arab Republic.

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