MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Dec. 5)
The Foreign Minister of Uruguay, Prof. Oscar Secco Ellauri, was presented today by a delegation of Uruguayan Jewry with a diploma of the Jewish National Fund Golden Book. The delegation was accompanied by Joel Barromi, Israel Charge d’affaires, and Mijl Gravier, a special JNF delegate from Jerusalem.
The delegation also informed the Foreign Minister of the JNF’s intention to plant an “Artigas” forest in Israel as an expression of the appreciation of the people of Israel to the people and government of Uruguay for understanding and support of Israel’s aspirations.
Prof. Secco Ellauri replied that the best reward he had received for his participation in the United Nations Commission on Palestine which reported in favor of the establishment of a Jewish State was his conviction that he had bad an opportunity to contribute “to the birth of a new, free and democratic nation.”