United States Secretary of States William Rogers completed his 5-nation Middle-East tour when he left Israel for Rome on Saturday (8 May).
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TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2): ROGERS: "In Cairo we had a very specific discussion with the Government of Egypt and we think there has been some narrowing of the gap. I should say that there are considerable areas of disagreement or differences that remain. But in view of the discussions we've had here I've asked Mr. Sisco to return to Cairo to provide the Egyptian officials with certain clarifications that we were able to find here. Thank you very much."
(SEQ. 9): ROGERS: "Some of the results of the trip as we see them...obviously results do not occur immediately and we have no sure way of knowing the effects of the visit. I can say that there are one or two things that stand out in my recollection of this visit. The first is the strong desire for peace on the part of everyone we talked to, and particularly the people in the area, the average citizen that we talked to has an immensely strong desire for peace. As I travelled through the Arab countries and Israel we were greeted constantly by signs of encouragement, hopeful that somehow a peaceful settlement could be worked out."
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Background: United States Secretary of States William Rogers completed his 5-nation Middle-East tour when he left Israel for Rome on Saturday (8 May). In a speech in Tel Aviv before his departure, Mr. Rogers said he felt the gap between Israel and Egypt on the question of an interim agreement had been somewhat narrowed, and added that he was sending his Assistant, Mr. Joseph Sisco, back to Cairo to inform leaders there of the clarifications he had obtained from the israeli Government.
On his arrival later in Rome, Mr. Rogers said he had found an immensely strong desire for peace among the peoples of the region, and for the present absence of fighting to continue. He's to spend only one day in Rome, but will have talks with Italian Foreign Minister, Signor Aldo Moro, and President Giuseppe Saragat.
SYNOPSIS: Ending his five-nation tour of the Middle-East in Tel Aviv on Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State, William rogers, had this to say....
Mr. Rogers was bound for Italy where he arrived at Rome's Ciampino Airport.
The U.S. Secretary of State was accompanied by his wife. They were greeted by Italy's Foreign Minister, Signor Aldo Moro, and other officials.
Before leaving for talks with Signor Moro, Mr. Rogers spoke of his tour.
Mr. Rogers was also expected to meet President Saragat during his brief one-day stop in Italy.