OTTAWA (Nov. 29)
Foreign Minister Golda Meir of Israel conferred for 45 minutes today with Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. Their conversation. it was understood, dealt mainly with Israeli-Canadian cooperation in the United Nations.
After the meeting, Mrs. Meir met with External Affairs Minister Howard Green and a group of Canadian and Israeli diplomatic officials in Mr. Green’s private office. Mr. Diefenbaker said his talk with Mrs. Meir was “a general review of the situation in the Middle East.” There was no official communique.
Mrs. Meir told an official dinner here in her honor last night that Israel valued “the privilege of having Canada as a friend.” The dinner was tendered here by Howard Green, Canadian Secretary for External Affairs, and attended by senior Government officials, Members of Parliament and other Canadian leaders. Mr. Green welcomed Mrs. Meir as “an old friend,” who, he said, represented a government of pioneering accomplishment.
“The Canadian people, together with other peoples of the world, are thrilled by the spirit of the people of Israel. They deserve the support of people all over the world, including Canada,” he said. He praised Mrs. Meir as one of a generation of pioneers who are leaders of Israel. He added that he welcomed the opportunity to exchange views with “so outstanding a statesman.”