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Israel Acts to Prevent Deterioration of Relations with Ceylon

The Israel Foreign Ministry acted to prevent further deterioration of Israel-Ceylon relations which have been shaken by an announcement of Ceylon of plans to review a decision to accredit a Ceylonese Minister to Israel.

The Foreign Ministry sent instructions to Daniel Levin, Israel’s Ambassador to Japan, to proceed immediately to Ceylon. Mr. Levin is also accredited as Minister to that country. Mrs. Bandaranaike, the Ceylonese Premier, said last week that the review was being undertaken in order to improve Ceylonese relations with the Arab countries.