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Eshkol Arrives in Mexico; Greeted by High Government Officials

Israel’s Finance Minister, Levi Eshkol, arrived here yesterday as the official representative of the Israel Government to Mexico’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the country’s independence from Spain. The celebration will open officially Thursday morning and will be continued all day Friday.

In addition to Mr. Eshkol, Israel’s special delegation to the festivities includes Mordechai Schneerson, the Israeli Ambassador here; Ambassador Arieh Eshel, deputy permanent representative of Israel to the United Nations; Dr. Zvi Dinstein, deputy director of the Israel Finance Ministry in Jerusalem; and Shimeon Amir, counsellor at Israel’s embassy here.

High officials of Mexico’s ministries of Foreign Affairs and of the Finance Ministry greeted Mr. Eshkol when he arrived here. Leaders of Mexico’s Jewish community were also in the official reception party and later attended a luncheon given in Mr. Esh-kol’s honor by Ambassador Schneerson.