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Hungary Denies Holding Discussions with Israeli Diplomat on Jewish Emigration

A Foreign Office spokesman today told a press conference that there is no truth in reports published abroad of alleged negotiations between Israeli Minister Ihud Avriel and the Hungarian Government with regard to Jewish emigration from Hungary to Israel. The visits paid by the Israeli Minister to members of the government were merely formal, he said. ,p/>A spokesman for the Israeli legation here confirmed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that so far no concrete results have been achieved on the Jewish emigration question.

(In Tel Aviv, Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok today told a press conference that he was surprised at the Hungarian statement. He said he received a lengthy account of conversations which have taken place recently between Avriel1 and members of the Hungarian Cabinet.)