United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, said in Cairo on Sunday (September 2) that there?
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The situation is undoubtedly very serious, and there is no doubt it needs enormous efforts to overcome the actual difficulties. But I do not think we can expect that the solution of the problem is in view. That would be unrealistic. But it is my impression that there is a real desire for peace in the area, and it is in the light of this my impression that I hope that in the long run we will be able to achieve a peaceful solution of the Middle East problem.
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Background: United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, said in Cairo on Sunday (September 2) that there was no easy solution to the problems in the Middle-East, but a long term solution was in view.
Dr. Waldheim was speaking at the end of a two-day visit to Egypt, part of a fact-finding tour of the Middle-East. He had talks with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and was seen off at the airport by Foreign Minister, Dr. Mohamed El-Zayyat. He was going on to Jordan, having already been to Lebanon, Syria and Israel.
Dr. Waldheim said that the United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, which among other things called for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the areas occupied in the 1967 remained the basis of U.N. efforts to find peace in the Middle East he emphasised that the real key lay with the governments themselves.