Golda Meir Leaves Israel for Six-week Tour of Latin America

Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, left today for a six-week tour of Latin America, during which she will visit the capitals of seven countries, where she will confer with leaders of the governments as well as with leaders of the Jewish communities in those countries.

Her first stop will be Buenos Aires, after which she will go to Montevideo, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Guatemala, Caracas, and Rio de Janeiro. After she has concluded her Latin American tour, on June 30, she said she hopes to go to the United States for a few days’ rest, before returning home via Britain and France. Mrs. Meir, who had been affected by fatigue, was released only yesterday from a hospital to which she had been sent by her physicians for a brief rest.

Asked whether any friendship agreements might be signed with any of the Latin American countries during her visits, she replied that “nothing has been pre-arranged, although something might result.”

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