Shamir Has Hectic Schedule in New York

Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir arrived here Tuesday for a hectic round of talks with 30 Foreign Ministers and Secretary of State George Shultz in addition to an address before the UN General Assembly scheduled for September 30.

Shamir said the agenda for his week-long visit includes meetings with representatives of four Soviet-bloc countries, among them the Polish Foreign Minister, to discuss renewed diplomatic ties between Poland and Israel. Poland and Israel are set to establish interest sections and exchange representatives in mid-October, Shamir said.

In a meeting scheduled with the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Shamir said he expects to further discuss the subjects decided on at the summit meeting in Alexandria between Israeli Premier Shimon Peres and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and the Taba question.

The Israeli Foreign Minister, who will resume the Premiership next month under the rotation agreement of Israel’s unity government, said he will confer with some African and Asian countries which do not have diplomatic relations with Israel. Shamir intimated that some of these countries, however, are showing quiet interest in resuming such ties.

Shamir’s address to the UN September 30 as well as his meetings with representatives of various countries will cover the gamut of official policies of the unity government, he said.

Shamir said time constraints would prevent him from meeting with any Jewish organizations.

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