Zayyat in Vienna to Seek Support for Arab Position

The Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed H. el-Zayyat arrived here today amid strict security precautions for four days of talks with Chancellor Bruno Kreisky and Foreign Minister Rudolph Kirchschlaeger. Austrian diplomatic sources said Zayyat would be discussing the Middle East crisis and would seek support for the Arab position.

He flew here from Belgrade after two days of political talks with President Tito and other Yugoslav officials. Kreisky had repeatedly suggested that the Middle East conflict be put on the agenda of the European Security Conference in Helsinki. He was supported in that by Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin during his official visit here recently.

Foreign Ministry officials said that while Zayyat’s visit is official, his talks with Austrian leaders would be informal and there would be no final communique. The Egyptian diplomat flies to New York Monday for the Security Council’s Middle East debate which is tentatively scheduled to be resumed next week.

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