Zayyat-tito Talks on Mideast Crisis

Egyptian Foreign, Minister Mohammed Hassan el-Zayyat arrived today in Yugoslavia carrying a personal note to President Tito from Egyptian President Anwar Sadat about the Middle East crisis.

The three-day visit is the first leg of a trip taking el-Zayyat to Austria and the United Nations. Diplomatic sources said Zayyat carried also a personal note from Sadat for Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky. Tito has frequently been mentioned as a possible Mideast peace mediator and he recently was reported to have sent a private letter to Premier Golda Meir, via West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.

Tanjug, Yugoslavia’s national news agency, said the Middle East question would be the main topic of Zayyat’s talks with Tito. “During his stay in Yugoslavia, the chief of Egyptian diplomacy will discuss with his hosts the situation in the Middle East on the eve of resumption of debate in the United Nations Security Council,” Tanjug said. After his Austrian visit, Zayyat will fly to New York for the UN Security Council debate.

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