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President of Israel Arrives in Burma; Greeted with 21-gun Salute

Twenty-one guns were fired at the airport here this morning to salute Israel’s President Izhak Ben-Zvi, who arrived here with Mrs. Ben-Zvi and three aides including Walter Eytan, Director General of the Foreign Ministry. This is the Israeli President’s first state visit to this country.

President Ben-Zvi, dressed in white with a black hat, was greeted with the playing of Hatikva, and was met at the airport by Burma’s President and Prime Minister along with members of the diplomatic corps and members of the Burma Jewish community.

In short addresses delivered at the airport, both President Ben-Zvi and President Ne Win expressed satisfaction at the degree of cooperation between the two countries and hoped for still further cooperation. President Ben-Zvi and his party will be staying in a special wing of the Burmese President’s home.

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