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    Ministry of Foreign Ministry sign

    Exterior of Foreign Ministry

    General Siilasvuo of the UN entering Foreign Ministry

    Moshe Dayan, Foreign Minister entering Foreign Ministry Building

    Foreign Ministry

    Moshe Dayan shaking hands with Brian Urquhart, Deputy Secretary General of the UN

    Press: Mr. Urquhart did you find a solution to the problem of the Lebanese battalion near Kaukaba?

    TRANSCRIPT: Urquhart: No we discussed this and many other problems. I didn't expect to find an immediate solution. We are continuing these discussions this afternoon with Defence Minister Ezer Weizmann and with the Israeli Defence Force. I think we have a clearer understanding of our respective ideas - about what the problem are what the difficulties are and I'm most grateful tot he Foreign Minister for giving us a very full and frank discussions of these very difficult problems which we have to find a solution to.

    Press: You discussed the possibility with Dayan, the possibility of renewing the mandate of the UNIFIL in S. Lebanon?

    Urquhart: I didn't discuss the possibility of the renewal of a mandate. We naturally this question did come up. It's very relevant feature but it's neither up to the Foreign Minister or to me but to the Security Council.

    Press: Are you satisfied with Israel's posture in terms of the Lebanese Battalion?

    Urquhart: I really can't comment on that because obviously this is what we're discussing. I wouldn't wish to make a comment on that for the time being.

    Urquhart, Siilasvuo at car.


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