Israel, Poland, Raise Rank of Their Envoys; Closer Friendship Seen

The elevation by Israel and Poland of their missions to Embassies was seen here today by diplomatic sources as a further expression of the developing friendship between the two countries.

A Polish trade mission visited Israel two weeks ago, and a new trade agreement was signed. It involves an exchange of goods totaling $4,500, 000 each way.

The elevation in diplomatic status, in which it was understood that Israel took the initiative, was not expected to produce any personnel changes. Envoys Antony Bida and Avigdor Dagan will remain in their present respective posts, but with the rank of Ambassadors hereafter.

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