West Germany Reported Opening Legations in Arab States
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West Germany Reported Opening Legations in Arab States

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The West German Government’s decision to establish new diplomatic missions in various Middle Eastern states is influenced by the German desire to exploit trade possibilities with the Arab states rather than to iron out differences caused by the German-Israel reparations pact, as has been reported previously, the Manchester Guardian declared today.

In a dispatch from its Bonn correspondent, the Guardian reported that within the next eight weeks Bonn will establish an embassy in Cairo, legations in Iraq, Iran, Jordan and Lebanon, and consulates in Saudi Arabia and Cyrenaica.

The Guardian dispatch added that “representatives of the Ruhr steel industry have also been busy in the Middle East recently and are confident that there are good fields there for German exports of finished steel goods.”

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