Eban and Jarring to Meet at United Nations Next Month to Resume Talks

Foreign Minister Abba Eban and Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring, the United Nations’ special peace envoy to the Middle East, will meet in New York next month where both will attend the new session of the UN General Assembly, it was announced today. It will be their first meeting in nearly three months. Dr. Jarring temporarily shelved his peace-seeking mission when the Four Power talks on the Mideast began in New York early this year.

The Four Power talks, which adjourned in June, are expected to resume next month. But Israel will continue to insist that they must not infringe on the Jarring mission which was established by the Security Council in its Nov. 22, 1967 resolution. Although Dr. Jarring has made little progress in his months of shuttling between Jerusalem and the Arab capitals, Israeli officials believe that his mission has better chances of bringing about Arab-Israeli negotiations than the Big Four efforts.

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