The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr. Abba Eban, flew into Nairobi on Friday (May 28) and?
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GV Eban and Kenyatta walk in garden.
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MV Eban giving press conference:-
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 5): EBAN: "If, as seems likely, it's not possible to make a full transition to permanent peace at once -- it might be Utopian to think that you can get the whole settlement in all its details -- then we are available also for a step by step approach. There's an Oriental proverb which says that the longest stride begins with a single step. The obvious step would be to try and work out an agreement for the opening of the Suez Canal and the corresponding changes in the of the Suez Canal and the corresponding changes in the military alignment that would have to take place. Well, we're available for that as well and in spite of rather unpromising noises that have been coming from Cairo in the last few days coinciding with the presence of the Soviet leaders -- I draw attention to this coincidence -- with the presence of the Soviet leaders you get a more ... you get a bitter and a more rancorous tone before. I think this tells us something about the Soviet role in the Middle Eastern conflict, but spite of this we are still available for that negotiation, if President Sadat and his colleagues are available for it."
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Background: The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr. Abba Eban, flew into Nairobi on Friday (May 28) and told a press conference that the first step towards peace in the Middle East would be the opening of the Suez Canal. The Kenyan capital was his first stop at the start of a seven-nation African goodwill tour.
The Israel Foreign Minister spent only a few hours in Nairobi and he gave the press conference shortly after his arrival.