Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said his discussions with Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny will be followed by similar meetings with other African leaders.

"I don't want to say that one meeting can change the arrangement of the world," he said in an interview broadcast one day after his return from a secret trip to Geneva for three hours of talks with Houphouet-Boigny. "I believe there will be more meetings . . . because we learned there is an inclination to return to the relations of the past . . . "

Supporters of Rabin's political opponents charged that the trip was a political gimmick.

In other Middle East developments:

U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim met in Damascus with Syrian President Hafez Assad on the possibility of reconvening the Geneva peace talks. He also met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Egypt and the Soviet Union, which President Anwar Sadat has indirectly blamed for Egyptian food riots last month, will hold talks next week, the Middle East News Agency reported in Cairo. The talks in Cairo between Foreign Ministry officials will be the first since foreign ministers of the two countries met in Bulgaria late last year.

Sadat conferred with top-ranking Saudi Arabian officials on the possibility of new aid to bolster Egypt's sagging economy.

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi cabled Sadat saying it would take 50 years to heal their differences.