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Euromart Official Arrives in Israel; is Optimistic on Negotiations

Jean Rey, the member of the Commission of the European Economic Community in charge of foreign relations, arrived here yesterday to study Israel’s economic development. He conferred today with Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Foreign Minister Golda Meir, Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir, Deputy Premier Abba Eben and David Horowitz, Governor of the Bank of Israel.

It is understood that Israel pressed its demands for an overall customs arrangement with the European Common Market on 37 export items. M. Rey expressed optimism here over the outcome of Israel’s negotiations for some form of general agreement with Euromart.