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    DR. MAHMOUD FAWZY, WHO IS PRESIDENT NASSER'S SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND EGYPT'S MOST?

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    1.
    GV FOREIGN OFFICE
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    2.
    SV STEWART SEATED WITH FAWZY
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    3.
    CU FAWZY PAN TO STEWART
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    4.
    GV FAWZY AND STEWART ACROSS STREET AND ENTERING 10 DOWNING STREET
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    5.
    SV EBAN TO LONDON AIRPORT ... WALKS TO CAR
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    6.
    SV EBAN WITH INTERVIEWER
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    7.
    CU EBAN INTERVIEW (SOF)
    1.44


    TRANSCRIPT: MR. ABBA EBAN: "MY GUESS IS THAT THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC WANTS TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE OF INTERNATIONAL TENSION TO GIVE A FALSE IMPRESSION THAT THE REGION AS A WHOLE IS ON THE VERGE OF CONFLAGRATION. THEY MIGHT WANT TO DO THIS AHEAD OF THE MEETING OF THE ARAB FOREIGN MINISTERS TODAY. THEY MIGHT WANT TO INFLUENCE THE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE GREAT POWERS WHICH ARE LARGELY ANIMATED BY THE FEAR THAT THERE MAY BE A GENERAL SITUATION OF WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST. I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS NOT THE CASE. THAT THESE ARE GRAVE INCIDENTS THAT THEY ARE CEASEFIRE INCIDENTS, AND THAT THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT KNOWS VERY WELL THAT IT COULDN'T ACHIEVE OR SECURE ANYTHING BY A GENERALISED CONFLICT. I THEREFORE HOPE THAT A CEASE-FIRE WILL BE RE-ESTABLISHED AS ON SO MANY OCCASIONS BEFORE BUT PERHAPS MORE PERMANENTLY THAN BEFORE."



    INTERVIEWER: "ARE THERE ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AT ALL UNDER WHICH YOU WOULD ACCEPT THE TERMS OF A FOUR-POWER CONFERENCE AGREEMENT?"



    EBAN: "WELL, IF THE AGREEMENT IS BETWEEN THE FOLLOWING FOUR POWERS....ISRAEL, EGYPT, JORDAN AND LEBANON...THEN THAT IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF THING WE'RE TRYING TO GET."




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    Background: DR. MAHMOUD FAWZY, WHO IS PRESIDENT NASSER'S SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND EGYPT'S MOST EXPERIENCED DIPLOMAT, ARRIVED IN LONDON ON SATURDAY (MARCH 8), TODAY (MONDAY) MET WITH FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART, AND LATER WENT TO NO. 10 DOWNING STREET, THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE.

    AT THE SAME TIME, MR. ABBA EBAN, ISRAEL'S FOREIGN MINISTER, STOPPED OFF IN LONDON FOR A SHORT STAY ENROUTE FOR WASHINGTON FOR TALKS WITH THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ON THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS. IT IS NOT EXPECTED THAT HE WILL MEET WITH BRITISH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    DR. FAWZY'S FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING WAS HELD TODAY (MONDAY) WITH DR. GORONWY ROBERTS, BRITAIN'S MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, WHO DEALS WITH MIDDLE EAST PROBLEMS AND WHO RECENTLY MET PRESIDENT NASSER IN CAIRO.

    THE EGYPTIAN DIPLOMAT'S TALKS HERE COINCIDE WITH THE RENEWED DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS BY THE "BIG FOUR" (THE U. S. A., THE SOVIET UNION, BRITAIN AND FRANCE) TO TRY AND GIVE FURTHER HELP TO THE MISSION OF DR. GUNNAR JARRING, THE UNITED NATIONS' MIDDLE EAST PEACE ENVOY.

    DR. FAWZY ARRIVED IN LONDON FROM PARIS WHERE HE HELD SIMILAR TALKS WITH MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND HE IS DUE TO LEAVE FOR MADRID ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 12).

    THE ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ABBA EBAN, ARRIVED ON SUNDAY (MARCH 9) BEFORE CONTINUING FOR WASHINGTON TODAY. ON ARRIVAL AT LONDON AIRPORT HE SPOKE TO REPORTERS:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEE775ZP4YCSKZ77NPNJUKPRSB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEE775ZP4YCSKZ77NPNJUKPRSB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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