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Turkish and Israeli Federations of Labor Sign Cooperation Pact

A new agreement on a mutual program of cooperation between the two bodies was signed here today by Zeev Levine, international relations director for Histadrut, the Israel Federation of Labor, and Seyfi Demirsoy, leader of “Turk-Is, ” the Turkish Confederation of Labor Unions.

Under the pact, Eistadrut will conduct, in 1963, a special four-to-six-week seminar for between 15 and 20 labor leaders from this country. Histadrut will also invite a delegation of Turkish labor leaders for a 10-day visit to Israel. Both sides agreed to cooperate closely in various international bodies, and to promote tourism for workers in each of the countries. Histadrut expects to direct 500 Israeli workers next summer as tourists in Turkey.

Mr. Levine was received formally while on his visit to Turkey by Minister of Labor Bulent Ecevit and other top governmental officials, as well as by “Turk-Is” leaders at Istanbul.