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Eban, Waldheim, Confer on Mideast

May 16, 1973
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Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban and United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim held a breakfast meeting at Waldheim’s home today, a UN spokesman reported. The meeting lasted one and a half hours and the two diplomats reportedly had a “general discussion” including Waldheim’s Middle East report, the general Mideast situation and the upcoming Mideast debate in the Security Council.

Present at the meeting was Israel’s UN Ambassador, Yosef Tekoah, Israel’s Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs, Ephraim Evron, and Roberto Guyer, Under-Secretary General. Eban will not be here for the Council debate, it was reported. The opening date has not yet been set. According to unconfirmed reports here the Arabs want the meeting on June 5, the day on which the Six-Day War started in 1967.

Arabs, Communist, Socialist, and Christian delegates to a pro-Palestinian conference in Brussels agreed that the only solution to the Mideast problem is the formation of a single Palestinian nation – Including Israel.

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