MEXICO CITY (Dec. 11)
Simcha Pratt, Israel’s new Ambassador to Mexico, arrived here today to assume his new post after serving for two months in the Israeli delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. Ambassador Pratt, who was formerly Israel’s Minister to South Africa, and before that his country’s Consul General in New York, was met at the airport here by officials of the Mexican Foreign Ministry and representatives of Jewish communal and Zionist organizations.
The Israeli envoy told reporters on arrival here that Israel considered his new post an important one and he considered his appointment an honor. He is expected to present his credentials shortly to Foreign Minister Manuel Tello and then to President Adolfo Lopez Mateos.