The United Nations Middle East peace envoy, Dr. Gunnar Jarring, who arrived in Cairo on?
CU Jarring out of aircraft and greeted
SCU Jarring enters building and sits down
CU Jarring speaks
SOUND STARTS: "I would just....
SOUND ENDS: ".... I can't tell you today."
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: JARRING: I would just like to say that I am happy to be here, and I am happy to see your Foreign Minister, tomorrow I hope. And I do not want to make any kind of declaration. I follow that line a long time, as you know, and I am not going to deviate here.
REPORTER: How long are you staying for?
JARRING: Well that I dont' know yet.
WOMAN REPORTER: Have you any intention to visit Israel after?
JARRING: I am not going to Israel this time.
WOMAN REPORTER: Your excellency, let me ask you, when you were in Cairo last please?
JARRING: I was here on the 27th March 1969, the last time.
REPORTER: How do you foresee the outcome?
JARRING: Well, I'm certainly going back to New York, but I can't tell you today on which date or under which circumstances.
WOMAN REPORTER: From Cairo?
JARRING: I can't tell you today.
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Background: The United Nations Middle East peace envoy, Dr. Gunnar Jarring, who arrived in Cairo on Friday (February 18) for talks, would not give reporters details of his visit. He also refused say how long he was staying.
Dr. Jarring's talks, with Egyptian Foreign Minister Dr. Mourad Ghaleb, were expected to begin the following day. This was his first visit to Cairo since March, 1969.
Dr. Jarring was met by Ismail Fahmi, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, and Mohamed Riad, Director of the Foreign Affairs Office.