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W. J. C. Congratulates Tunisia on Achievement of Autonomy

A message of good wishes for the welfare and prosperity of the people of Tunisia was transmitted today to Premier Tahar Ben Ammar of Tunisia by the World Jewish Congress on the occasion of the ratification of the French-Tunisian conventions.

The message hailed the conventions as “the first to embody and give practical effect to the Universal Declaration of Human Rig’s” and said it “marks an important milestone not only in Franco-Tunisian cooperation but in humanity’s striving for universal democracy.” In asking transmittal of the message to the Bey of Tunis, the Jewish organization recalled his declaration “of equal concern for all his subjects irrespective of race and religion, which now finds constitutional expression in the conventions.”