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Report Eban Aide Met with Jarring, Told Arabs Have Not Replied to Israeli Questions

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A special emissary from Foreign Minister Abba Eban met with United Nations peace envoy Gunnar V. Jarring on Cyprus Sunday prior to Ambassador Jarring’s departure for his Ambassadorial post in Moscow, it was learned today. Dr. Jarring will be absent from the Middle East for a month. Mr. Eban’s emissary was his political secretary, Amos Ben Yohanan. He was reportedly told by Dr. Jarring that the Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers still have not replied to Mr. Eban’s questions about whether and how they intend to establish peace with Israel. The questions were submitted to the Arab diplomats through Dr. Jarring at UN headquarters in New York last month. Dr. Jarring met with Mr. Eban on Cyprus 10 days ago and subsequently visited Amman and Cairo. Mr. Eban said in reply to a question in the Knesset (Parliament) yesterday that no Arab Government has yet decided to promote an agreement or to make peace with Israel.

A meeting has been arranged between British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart and Foreign Minister Abba Eban of Israel, who will visit London this week. A meeting between Mr. Eban and Prime Minister Harold Wilson is “likely,” the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was told by a Foreign Office spokesman. Mr. Eban will address the inaugural dinner of the 1969 Joint Palestine Appeal Thursday.

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