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U Thant Seen As Seeking to Facilitate Ambassador Jarring’s Peace Search

May 24, 1968
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A series of diplomatic talks here today gave rise to belief that Secretary-General U Thant was acting to facilitate the peace exploration mission of Gunnar V. Jarring, his special envoy in the Middle East. Dr. Jarring shifted his headquarters here from Cyprus early this month.

Mr. Thant conferred today with Corneliu Manescu, president of the General Assembly, which may yet take up the Middle East question before its adjournment. Later he met with Ambassador Yosef Tekoah of Israel, with Dr. Jarring and with the envoys of Lebanon and Iraq. Mr. Manescu, after his meeting with Mr. Thant, talked with the delegates of India, Egypt, the Soviet Union, Lebanon and Iraq. The conference with the Soviet delegation was attended by V.V. Kusnetsov, the USSR’s First Deputy Foreign Minister.

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