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Report That Mrs. Meir Met Secretly with Soviet Officials Emphatically Denied

The Prime Minister’s office emphatically denied today a press report that Premier Golda Meir met secretly with two Soviet officials at a remote hunting lodge in Finnish Lapland over the week-end. The report first appeared yesterday in the Stockholm newspaper Dagens Nyheter. It said Mrs. Meir, who is currently visiting Scandinavian countries, left Stockholm by air Saturday for Rovaniemi, Lapland. Finnish sources confirmed that she was driven from the airport to the countryside but no reason was given for the trip, her second to Finland in a week. Mrs. Meir was in Helsinki last week to address the conference of the Socialist International and then went to Sweden. Today she is visiting Oslo, Norway. Her office here confirmed that she visited Finnish Lapland but said it was only for a rest.

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