Ussr, Israel Reported Reaching Moscow Pact on Cultural Exchange

The conclusion of a cultural exchange agreement between the Soviet Union and Israel, calling at first for appearances in each of the countries by the outstanding musicians from the other country, was reported here from Moscow today.

The report, appearing in Kol-Haam, the daily newspaper published by the Communist Party in Israel, stated that the agreement had been reached in the Soviet capital between the director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the secretary of the Israeli-Soviet Friendship League, who conferred with officials of Goskoncert, a Soviet organization conducting musical affairs.

While, at first, the pact reportedly involves only visits in the Soviet Union and Israel by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Soviet Philharmonic, there is a possibility that exchanges in other cultural fields may follow, the report stated.

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