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5495 Unef Troops in Mideast

The strength of United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in the Mideast to date is 5495 troops of an authorized total strength of 7000 a UN spokesman announced here today. Contingents from Ghana, Nepal and Senegal will comprise the rest of the force. The estimated number of troops from each country in the UNEF is between 400-600 with the exception of the logistic contingent from Canada with 1041 troops.

Meanwhile, it was learned that Gunnar V. Jarring, the special representative of Secretary General Kurt Waldheim to the Mideast, has returned to Stockholm from Moscow, where he served as the Swedish Ambassador and is not involved in the foreign service of his country. According to a UN spokesman, Jarring is still Waldheim’s special representative to the Mideast. Waldheim himself returned to New York on Saturday from Mexico where he met with Mexico’s President and discussed among other subjects, the Mideast situation.

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