Number of Asian and African Students in Israel Will Be Doubled

The Israel Foreign Affairs Ministry reported today that the number of Asian and African students and experts training in Israel will be doubled next year to a total of about 350.

A spokesman said a second group of Burmese officers and war veterans will arrive in January for a year of agricultural training. The arrival will take place after the first group, made up of 40 families, finishes a one-year stay at Israel collective settlements. After returning to Burma, the families will establish border settlements engaged in both farming and defense along Israel patterns.

A special seminar for Afro-Asian experts on housing and village development will be opened soon in Israel. Plans are under way also to establish a permanent institute for Afro-Asian farm experts.

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