BONN (Oct. 5)
West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher has welcomed the joint Soviet-U.S. Mideast-policy declaration. During talks with visiting Crown Prince Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan, brother of King Hussein, Genscher said the statement corresponded closely to principles which Germany and the European Economic Community had repeatedly outlined as the necessary ingredients of a Mideast peace.
According to official German sources, Hassan told Genscher the USSR-U.S. document made the Arabs more optimistic about peace prospects. The Prince also hinted, sources said, that his country did not seek the creation of an independent Palestinian state, but rather a Palestinian entity linked with Jordan.
Meanwhile, it has been disclosed that Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan has accepted an invitation from Genscher to visit Germany in the near future. The two met briefly at the UN General Assembly last week.