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Israeli Warships Pay Official Visit to France, Feted by French Navy

Three Israeli warships were disclosed today to be visiting the French port of Toulon and to be participating in naval maneuvers with the French fleet.

The squadron consists of the destroyers Eilat and Jaffa, and the frigate Haifa, During their two-week stay in French ports, the three warships will take part in a number of maneuvers while Admiral Yohai Ben-Nun, the Israeli Navy Chief, will visit French naval and army installations.

Admiral Ben-Nun was received aboard the French flagship Jean Bart, and visited the French naval school in the southern district. He also watched a demonstration of firing of ground rockets at the Moquese naval base. He and members of his staff visited the French Center for Space and Nuclear Research, and were later entertained by the French Naval Staff at a dinner on the Jean Bart.