320.2AA/9–1250: Telegram

The Ambassador in Egypt (Caffery) to the Secretary of State


270. Reference to Deptel 194 September 6,1 I spoke to Acting Minister Foreign Affairs this morning about Egypt’s contribution for Arab refugees. He told me that the Government had authorized him to sign an agreement on the basis of the UN quota. I gave reasons for my opinion that this was not enough. He said he would take it up again with the Council of Ministers.

I told him that in my opinion it is urgent for the Government to do something about settling some of the Gaza refugees in Sinai peninsula. He promised to look into that too.

Sent Department 270, repeated unnumbered Arab capitals.

  1. Not printed; but see footnote 1, p. 986.