President of U, N. Assembly Lauds Israel; Pays Tribute to Golda Meir

Israel has justified fully the hopes placed upon her by those nations who had voted for her establishment and for her admission to the United Nations, Dr. Victor Andres Belaunde, of Peru, President of the UN General Assembly, declared at a dinner at which representatives of all Latin American countries paid tribute to Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister.

Israel’s progress as well as Israel’s stand at the United Nations on various issues have always reflected an attitude based on justice, Dr. Belaunde pointed out. The Latin American countries were represented at the dinner either by their foreign ministers or by the heads of their delegations to the United Nations.

Mrs. Meir, who recently visited the Latin American countries, conveyed through the assembled diplomats her thanks to their governments for the generous hospitality given to her by them. She said that the role played by Latin American countries in the establishment of Israel will constitute a golden page in Israel’s history.

Mrs. Meir has been seeing a great number of foreign ministers during her present attendance at the UN General Assembly session. She expects to see more of them at a dinner to be given tomorrow evening by Yosef Tekoah, head of Israel’s permanent delegation to the United Nations. On Wednesday Mrs. Meir will tender a special luncheon for all women delegates to the UN Assembly now in session.

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