Israel to Open Office in Germay to Collect Reparations

Preparations for the implementation of the West German-Israel reparations agreement are proceeding here in the face of expected ratification of the pact by the German Parliament. Israeli circles are inclined to expect early ratification and have already begun work on an office for the Israeli “purchasing mission” in the building of the Jewish community in Cologne.

Dr. G. Pawalke, German Ambassador to Egypt, has returned to Cairo following completion of his discussions with the Bonn Foreign Office on German-Arab relations over the Israeli reparations pact. Dr, Pawalke will report to Egyptian Premier Mohammed Naguib on his conversations at the Foreign Office.

Political circles here are optimistic on the outcome of Dr. Pawalke’s discussions with Premier Naguib, They also place great faith in the German trade delegations which will soon be sent by Bonn to the various Arab capitals to attempt to work out commercial arrangements designed to lessen Arab protests against the reparations treaty. This arrangement has been praised by the press attache of the Egyptian consulate in Frankfurt, Dr. Kamal el din Gamal, who said that the Arab states sincerely desire to continue friendly relations with West Germany.

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