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    United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjoeld - recently arrived in Egypt from Copenhagen - conferred July 1 with President Nasser and Foreign Minister Dr.

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    United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjoeld - recently arrived in Egypt from Copenhagen - conferred July 1 with President Nasser and Foreign Minister Dr. Mahmoud Fawzi at the President's house, Cairo.

    Mr. Hammarskjoeld was quoted as saying his visit to Cairo had no particular purpose, but the discussions with the President and Dr. Fawzi were believed to concern the question of Israeli shipping using the Suez Canal and the Palestinian refugees.

    The Danish ship "Inge Toft", bound for the Far East with an Israeli cargo, has been detained by the U.A.R. at Port Said since May 21, and a large scale 24-hour strike and hunger strike was staged, July 1, in the Palestine refugee camps in Lebanon and elsewhere in protest against a recent U.N. report concerning a solution of the refugee problem.

    The Egyptian press has again been saying that Egypt cannot allow Israel shipping full navigation rights in the Canal and that there can be no solution of the Palestine refugee problem which denies refugees that right to return to their homeland.

    Mr. Hammarskjoeld was leaving Cairo July 3 for Geneva where the East-West Conference on Berlin reopens July 13.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA80SQPCIAQ61YNMNY64R95PE52
    Media URN:
    VLVA80SQPCIAQ61YNMNY64R95PE52
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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