Begin Gets Reagan Letter

U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis met with Premier Menachem Begin for more than an hour today and delivered a letter from President Reagan which reportedly dealt, among other things with Begin’s expected visit to Washington. Lewis did not say when it would take place.

Lewis was reported to have briefed Begin on high level American consultations on Lebanon. The envoy said later that they had discussed “prospects for moving the Lebanon problem forward.” He said the subject of a possible redeployment of Israeli troops in Lebanon is not currently under discussion and expressed optimism that Syria would agree to pull its forces out of that country but had “no progress to report.”

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