OTTAWA (Jul. 24)
Ambassador Yaacov Herzog took his leave of Prime Minister Pearson and Foreign Minister Paul Martin. At an official farewell luncheon tendered by the Government of Canada, Mr. Martin, expressing regrets at the Ambassador’s departure, lauded not only his services for Israel in Canada, but no less for what he had done for Canada and the deep friendship he had developed toward Canada.
The Minister spoke of the strong ties of friendship between Israel and Canada and their cooperation in many spheres. Ambassador Herzog in reply, thanked Canada for her consistent friendship toward Israel, and her unremitting effort for peace in the Middle East. Mr. Herzog is returning to Israel to assume the post of Deputy Director General of the Foreign Ministry, in charge of United Nations and Middle Eastern Affairs.