BONN (Feb. 26)
Assurances that the Arab states will not boycott West German trade if Bonn implements its reparations agreement with Israel have been given Chancellor Konrad Adenauer by Prince Saifed Hassan, Premier of Yemen and head of a Yemen trade delegation currently visiting Germany, it was reported here today.
Similar assurances are said to have been given the West German Government by the Lebanese Foreign Minister in the form of a letter. Some of the Arab governments are represented as believing that an economic boycott of Germany would endanger their own welfare.
On the other hand, reports continue to arrive from Cairo to the effect that if the Lower House of the German Parliament ratifies the reparations agreement, as it is expected to do by March 10, then trade relations between West Germany and the Arab League countries would be halted by the Arabs.