President of Congo Republic Arrives in Israel; Met by Ben-gurion

President Abbe Fulbert Youlou of the Congo Republic (formerly the French Congo) arrived here tonight for a one-week state visit. He is the first head of state to visit Israel while in office. President Youlou was met at the airport by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and top Government officials.

Tomorrow, President Youlou will call on Israeli President Izhak Ben-Zvi and Premier Ben-Gurion and will be guest of honor at President Ben-Zvi’s residence in the evening. The visiting head of the African state will preside over Tuesday’s session of the International Conference on the Role of Science in the Development of New States at Rehovot.

President Youlou’s schedule also includes tours of agricultural projects accompanied by Agriculture Minister Moshe Dayan, visits to Army installations, a reception by Foreign Minister Golda Meir, which will be attended by members of the diplomatic corps, a dinner in his honor by Premier Ben-Gurion which will be attended by delegates to the Rehovot conference, and a tour of the Negev.

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