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Israel Representative Received by President of Ecuador; Addresses Chamber of Deputies

Assurances that the Government of Ecuador would consider favorably the new Israel proposals to the United Nations regarding the future status of Jerusalem were given today to Moshe Tov, head of the Israel Foreign Ministry’s Latin American division, who is on a visit here. Mr. Tov received these assurances after meeting with President Galo Plaza and Foreign Minister Neftali Ponce.

Earlier, the Israel diplomat was honored at a specially-convened session of the Chamber of Deputies. Addressing the Chamber, Mr. Tov thanked the government and people of Ecuador for the aid which they have rendered to Israel. Mr. Tov was later assured that the government is considering the establishment of Israel-Ecuador diplomatic relations. Mr. Tov’s next stop on his latin American trip is Panama. Before coming here he visited Colombia, where he was received by the President and Foreign Minister.