Herzog: No New European Mideast Initiative Expected at This Time

President Chaim Herzog, returning from his week-long European visit late Friday afternoon, told reporters that no new Middle East initiative by the European nations should be expected at this time.

Herzog, accompanied by his wife, Ora, visited Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Brussels. In Strasbourg the Israeli chief of State addressed the Parliament of Europe. He said he had presented to the European leaders he met, Israel’s position with respect to its agricultural exports to Western Europe in light of the impending admission of Spain and Portugal into the European Economic Community (EEC).

The President and his wife and their party landed at Atarot Airport, just outside of Jerusalem. Premier Shimon Peres, Deputy Premier Yitzhak Shamir and Knesset Speaker Shlomo Hillel were on hand to greet the President. There was no formal welcoming ceremony because of the imminence of the Sabbath and the cold, wet weather.

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