JERUSALEM (Feb. 21)
United Nations peace emissary Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring will visit here on his own initiative, the Foreign Ministry announced here late tonight. He is expected here tomorrow or Wednesday. Dr. Jarring, who today was at his headquarters on Cyprus, had been expected to make this move after he went there and not back to UN headquarters in New York at the end of his visit to Egypt last week.
He is expected to confer with Foreign Minister Abba Eban, but not with Premier Golda Meir. In Egypt he met with Foreign Minister Murad Ghaleb, but not with President Anwar Sadat. Dr. Jarring has been anxious to renew his 51-month-old peace mission, which has been stalled since last February 8, when Dr. Jarring issued his aide memoire requesting Israel to commit itself to withdrawal to the former international boundary with Egypt.
Israel is expected to reiterate its position that it is willing to let Dr. Jarring continue his mission, but without prior conditions. In effect, this would require him to cease insisting on the Israeli commitment he has unsuccessfully sought for more than a year. Plans for the Swedish envoy’s visit here were made at a half-hour meeting today on Cyprus between Dr. Jarring and Israeli Ambassador Rachamim Timor, on Dr. Jarring’s initiative.