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Israel Offers Aid to British Guiana; Honors Premier of New Country

Acting Premier Levi Eshkol, speaking at a luncheon in honor or British Guiana Premier Cheddi Jagan, voiced Israel’s readiness to provide aid to the new country. “If you feel we can be of help to your people and land in any manner, we will he happy to do what we can,” he said.

Premier Jagan expressed appreciation of the offer and promised to take advantage of it. He remarked also that Israel was among “the first to throw off the yoke of foreign rule and forge the way for attainment of freedom by other nations.”

He told newsmen that he hoped before leaving Israel to discuss with Israeli officials details of possible aid to British Guiana. He also reported that his wife, former Health Minister of British Guiana, would come to Israel for a lengthy visit soon.