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Israel’s Foreign Commerce Improving; Equals That of Turkey

The head of Trade Section of Israel’s Foreign Ministry today invited foreign investment in Israel’s natural resources, in its industry and its trade. Moshe Bartur, head of the section, pointed out that Israel’s trade position was improving and that Israel’s foreign commerce was already equal to that of Turkey.

He expressed the hope that the British Treasury would liberalize its policy toward investments in Israel to enable British investors to participate in the growth of Israel’s housing, power, chemical and mineral industries. He pointed out that Israel-British trade had more than doubled between 1949 and 1957,