The Foreign Minister of Belgium, M. Pierre Harmel, told a press conference in Cairo yesterday?
The Foreign Minister of Belgium, M. Pierre Harmel, told a press conference in Cairo yesterday (Saturday) that the opening of the Suez Canal by the end of this year was more than a possibility, it was a duty. M. Harmel is currently in the United Arab Republic on a five-day official visit to discuss the Middle East crisis with his opposite number, Mr. Mahmoud Riad. Before coming to Cairo, M. Harmel paid a four-day visit to Lebanon and a one-day visit to Syria.
Below is a transcript of M. Harmel's comments:-