The new head of the United Nations observation teams in the Middle East, General Bengt Liljestrand of Sweden, says he has seen promising signs of cooperation between the nations of the Middle East.
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LIlDESTRAND: "As I've gone around to many countries, I've met many authorities in Egypt, Israel, in Lebanon and Syria...I go next week to Jordan...I have been assured of the very close cooperation and support from all authorities concerned, and it might interest you to hear that I have witnessed in the field on many occasions in many parts of areas where our mission works precise signs of very heavy support, particularly when it comes to arrangements for shelter for the U.N.T.S.O.s (United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation personnel) and such things which for obvious reasons are very important at the present time.
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Background: The new head of the United Nations observation teams in the Middle East, General Bengt Liljestrand of Sweden, says he has seen promising signs of cooperation between the nations of the Middle East. The General was formerly chief of the Royal Sweden Armed Forces Staff College in Stockholm. He was appointed to the Middle East post by United Nations Secretary General, Kurt Waldheim. Since taking up the position on April 1st, General Liljestrand has met authorities in Egypt, Israel and Syria. He spoke to newsmen in Jerusalem about his findings.