Friday, February 6, 1998

On his 1st official visit since he assumed his position 3 yrs. ago, EU Pres. Jacques Santer arrives in Egypt on 1st leg of 7-day tour that also will take him to Israel, the PA self-rule areas, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon. The trip is meant to underline the EU decision taken 1/26 to play a more forceful political role in the Middle East. (MENA, RE 2/6 in WNC 2/10; MEI 2/13)

In s. Lebanon, Hizballah detonates roadside explosive as SLA patrol passes, killing 2 SLA mbrs., wounding 2. (IDF Radio 2/6 in WNC 2/10)