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Israel Reports Eshkol Plan to Visit U.s.a., See Johnson

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol will pay an official visit to the United States in mid-December, when he will be received by President Johnson, it was reported here today. There was no official confirmation of the planned visit.

During his visit, to last a week, Mr. Eshkol reportedly will discuss with Mr. Johnson the situation in this region resulting from last June’s Six-Day War. It is expected that the agenda will include also further discussion of water desalination, a project which Mr. Eshkol and Mr. Johnson discussed when the Israeli Premier last visited Washington as head of the Israeli Government in 1964.

(In Washington, State Department spokesman Robert McCloskey, who was asked about the reported Eshkol visit, said: “No one here seems to know anything about it.”)