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Carter to Meet with Arab Leaders

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President Carter’s efforts to engineer a Geneva conference on the Middle East before the year’s end will face a formidable test tomorrow when he meets with leaders of Jordan and Syria at the White House.

Syrian Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Khaddam will see the President in the morning. In the afternoon, Jordan’s Foreign Minister, Hassan Ibrahaim, and the Chief of the Royal Court, Sharif Sharaf, will be there.

Attitudes on Israel’s positions towards the conference are expected to be sounded out by the President and also by Secretary of State Cyrus Vance when he meets with Khaddam for lunch at the State Department afterwards. Vance will also meet with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy on Thursday in New York.

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