France: Toward an Agreement

"It is laborious, but we advance," was the word sent to Charles de Gaulle last week by his top negotiator, Louis Joxe, Minister for Algerian Affairs. In a secret meeting place near the Swiss border, Joxe's French delegation and that of the Moslem F.L.N., headed by Foreign Minister Belkacem Krim, were in the "final stage" of drawing up the cease-fire agreement that will end the seven-year Algerian war. There have been reports of an impending truce for months, but this time it seemed so close that one of the few remaining points at issue reportedly was De Gaulle's insistence...

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