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Brazilian Parliament Honors Golda Meir; Impressive Reception Held

Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, today was invited to return to this country in April 1960, to attend the formal inauguration of Brazil’s new capital, Brasilia.

Escorted by Foreign Minister Jose C. Macedo Soares, she visited the site of the new capital today, and was shown through the government development by the chief of the construction project, Israel Pinheiro, who is a personal friend of President Juscelino Kubitschek. Mrs. Meir planted an olive tree in front of the future Congress House at Brasilia, covering the tree’s roots with a handful of earth she had brought from Jerusalem.

Among the formal sessions attended by Mrs. Meir, during the enthusiastic welcome she is receiving on her state visit here, was a joint impressive reception given by the Senate and Chamber of Deputies this week-end. Another reception was given by Israel’s Ambassador here, Arieh Aroch. Among the 600 guests at Mr. Aroch’s party were the Papal Nuncio and all other members of the foreign diplomatic corps here.