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    On his return to Cairo on Tuesday (29 May) after a three-day visit to the Soviet Union, Foreign Minister Dr.

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    On his return to Cairo on Tuesday (29 May) after a three-day visit to the Soviet Union, Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammed Hassan El-Zayyat said he was "very satisfied" with the results of his talks with Soviet leaders. At a Cairo Airport press conference he said the talks were "characterised by the seriousness imposed by the present Middle East situation".

    Dr. Zayyat said he also had talks with Dr. Gunnar Jarring, the United Nations Middle East peace envoy and Sweden's Ambassador in Moscow, and with ???. Jean de Lipkowsky, French Minister of State for Foreign Affairs who happened to be in Moscow at the time of his visit.

    During his visit to Moscow, Dr. Zayyat and his Soviet opposite number Mr. Andrei Gromyko held two meetings in a "cordial atmosphere" exchanging views on major international problems. Emphasis of the talks was, of course, on the Middle East situation in light of the coming Security Council debate aimed at reaching a settlement for the crisis.

    The Egyptian Foreign Minister said the Governments whose representatives he met in Moscow "shared by understanding of the situation which is simply that there is a state of war imposed on Egypt and the Arab countries and that this state of war must and".

    In Dr. Zayyat's opinion this could only happen if Israel withdraw from occupied Arab territories and respected the rights of the people of Palestine.

    Dr. Zayyat was scheduled to leave Cairo again on Wednesday (3??? May) for short visits to Rome and London on his way to New York to attend the Security Council Middle East debate due to open on June 4.

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