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African Nations Assure Israel of Opposition to Nasser’s Anti-israel Moves

Israel has received the assurances of several African nations that they will not allow the African summit conference, scheduled to be held in Cairo next month, to be turned into an anti-Israel forum, it was learned here today. This was in keeping with the stand these countries took at Addis Ababa last year.

Several African leaders reported that they have told Nasser that they would oppose exploitation of the forthcoming summit for his anti-Israel moves. The leaders have also reportedly told Nasser he must choose between his African and Arab interests. The summit may have to be postponed because of resistance on the part of the African leaders to Nasser’s plan to have the sessions coincide with the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution.