WASHINGTON (Aug. 31)
Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz and Undersecretary of State Philip Habib discussed Middle East issues for two hours at a State Department luncheon today. Informed sources said that one topic was the forthcoming visit to the United States of Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan who is expected to come here to meet President Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance Sept. 19-20. Dayan will be in New York as head of the Israeli delegation to the UN General Assembly.
Meanwhile, Vance’s scheduled talks with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in Vienna for three days beginning Sept. 7, on the Middle East and SALT, have been postponed and now will be held in Washington Sept. 22-23. The State Department indicated that the gathering in Washington next week of Latin American chiefs of state to discuss the U.S. Panama treaty on the Panama Canal requires Vance to be in Washington.