Eban Heads Israel Delegation to U.N. Parley on Science in Geneva

Israeli Minister of Education Abba Eban arrived here today from Jerusalem at the head of a 20-member delegation to participate in the United Nations Conference on the Application of Science and Technology for the Benefit of Less Developed Areas opening here tomorrow.

Mr. Eban, who has been designated by the UN Secretariat General to serve as one of the three senior vice-presidents of the Conference, is scheduled to deliver the final address at the closing session on February 20. Mr. Eban was met at the airport by senior officials of the UN Secretariat.

Recalling that the UN Conference closely follows a similar conference held at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot last year, Mr. Eban told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on his arrival here that he believed the Conference “can have far-reaching results in bringing together Israel and the newly independent African and Asian countries.”

Israel will be one of the main participants at the Conference, the purpose of which is to explore recent advances in the application of science and technology to benefit the less developed areas. The Israel delegation is scheduled to present a total of 33 papers at the conference.

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