NEW YORK (May. 8)
The Burmese Government is planning, in conjunction with Israeli experts, to plant 1,000,000 acres of wheat for sale to Israel, the New York Times reported today from Rangoon.
Reviewing the relations between, Israel and Burma, the Times noted that they were better than between Israel and any other Asian country. Israel was helping to develop Burmese enterprise on a partnership basis, the Rangoon cable pointed out. This friendship, plus the fact that Burma is having difficulty in selling its chief export crop, rice, has caused it to consider raising wheat for Israel, the report indicated. Under the plan the Israelis would supply the experts and equipment while Burma supplies the land and labor.