BUENOS AIRES (Dec. 18)
Dr. Arye Levavi, Israel’s new Ambassador to the Argentine, presented his credentials today to President Arturo Frondizi in a colorful ceremony at Government House. The Ambassador was escorted from the Israel Embassy to Government House by a squadron of Mounted Grenadiers; his arrival for the audience was the signal for the playing of the Israeli national anthem by an army band.
After the formalities were over, the President invited Dr. Levavi for a brief conversation during which Dr. Frondizi told the envoy that “the Argentine people have followed with extraordinary interest and sympathy the first phase of the Jewish people’s reconstruction and later, its independence. We have followed your outstanding achievements and know them well, the triumph, ability and sacrifice and the labor against natural difficulties,” the President continued.
“Argentina is part of the western world, therefore we defend the western tradition, in which we include Israel. The Argentine delegate at the United Nations will support action in the direction of peace and democracy in the Middle East,” Dr. Frondizi pledged.