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Golda Meir Arrives in Paris; Will Confer with De Gaulle Today

August 5, 1958
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Israel’s Foreign Minister Golda Meir arrived in Paris today from Switzerland where she spent a week-end resting from her recent illness. She is scheduled to confer here tomorrow with Premier Charles de Gaulle and Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville.

She was greeted at the airport by M. de Murville, Israel Ambassador Yaacov Tsur, French protocol officials and scores of newspapermen and photographers and cameramen for television and newsreels. The press this morning greeted her anticipated arrival as “one of the most important political visits” for France.

Addressing newsmen at the airport, Mrs. Meir said she was grateful to France’s leaders for receiving her in a meeting which she described as “vital” for Israel. She said she was pleased, “as always, ” to come to France, “Israel’s best and greatest friend.”

Mrs. Meir’s schedule tomorrow calls for luncheon with M. de Murville at the Quai d’Orsay, together with Ambassador Tsur and senior French Foreign Ministry officials. Later in the afternoon, she will confer with Gen. de Gaulle on the Middle East situation and Israel’s position in relation to it.

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