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Golda Meir Arrives in Canada; Carried on Special Plane Sent by Govt.

Israel’s Foreign Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir, arrived here this evening as an official guest of the Government of Canada. She was greeted at the airport by Howard Green, Canadian Secretary for External Affairs, who made a statement of welcome in which he described Mrs, Meir as one of the most distinguished foreign ministers in the world.

Mrs. Meir, in her reply, stressed the deep and abiding friendship between Canada and Israel. At the airport were also leaders of the Canadian Jewish community. The Canadian Government’s plane, which came especially to New York pick her up, also carried the Canadian Chief of Protocol and a member of the Canadian United Nations Mission.

Tonight, Mr. Green is tendering an official dinner in Mrs. Meir’s honor. Tomorrow morning she will confer with Prime Minister Diefenbaker and Mr. Green.