President of Brazil Receives Israel Parliamentary Group

President Juscelino Kubitschek of Brazil received a nine-man Israel Parliamentary delegation yesterday at the close of a 10-day official visit and expressed Brazil’s desire to strengthen “the friendly relations” between the two countries.

The delegation, headed by Meir Argov, president of the Foreign Affairs and Security Commission of the Knesset, were greeted at a mass meeting of 2,000 persons the day before their departure. A Brazilian Parliamentary delegation will soon visit Israel again. Other members of the delegation included Knesset vice-presidents Nahum Mir, Jacob Grinberg and Benjamin Mintz; and Simha Babe, Ishar Harari, Jacob Riftin, Joseph Shofman and Haim Lior, secretary of the Knesset presidium.

During their stay in Rio de Janeiro, the deputies were received officially by the Brazilian Senate and Chamber of Deputies and were banquet guests of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegation spent one day in Sao Paulo, visiting the mayor, the governor of Sao Paulo state and the legislative assembly. An official visit to the Government Iron and Steel Industries concluded their Brazilian tour.

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