• Short Summary

    The United States' Secretary of State, William Rogers, on Monday (17 May) had a meeting with United Nations' Secretary General U Thant and peace envoy Dr Gunnar Jarring at the United Nations.

  • Description

    The United States' Secretary of State, William Rogers, on Monday (17 May) had a meeting with United Nations' Secretary General U Thant and peace envoy Dr Gunnar Jarring at the United Nations. The purpose of the meeting was for Mr Rogers to brief the two men on his recent Middle East tour aimed at promoting an agreement to reopen the Suez Canal. Following the meeting, mr Rogers said that he thought that an interim Middle East settlement on the Suez Canal might be reached "not immediately, but some time in the future".

    Asked if he foresaw the possibility of direct negotiations between the parties involved, he said that Ambassador Jarring would have to consider that. The Secretary of State said that everywhere he travelled in the Middle East, he had been impressed by the great confidence everyone had in Dr Jarring. Accompanying Mr Rogers at the Monday meeting was Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Sisco, who had returned last week from Cairo and meetings with President Anwar Sadat.

    Mr Rogers commented after he left the hour and a half meeting.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACLFXDEK0XWG3JLDHSS7X5OD61
    Media URN:
    VLVACLFXDEK0XWG3JLDHSS7X5OD61
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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