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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Meets with Eshkol in Jerusalem

Raymond Hare, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, held two separate meetings here today with Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and with Foreign Minister Abba Eban. He stopped here for a 24-hour visit after attending meetings of Middle East envoys for the United States at Ankara.

At both sessions here, it was reported, the high official of the U.S. Department of State engaged with the Israeli leaders in a tour d’horizon, informing himself about Israel’s views regarding a number of Middle East developments. No specific issues were discussed and neither side had any concrete proposals to place before the other. Each of the meetings lasted an hour.

Mr. Hare left here late this afternoon via the Mandelbaum Gate for Jordan, where he is scheduled to meet with the Jordanian Prime and Foreign Ministers and, possibly, with King Hussein. He is expected to spend 24 hours in Jordan, whence he will go to Beirut, capital of Lebanon.

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