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Mexican President Attends Jewish Community Dinner in His Honor

The close links existing between the Jewish community of this country and the Mexican Government under the administration of the outgoing chief of state, President Adolfo Lopez Mateos, were emphasized here last night when 500 leaders of the Jewish community tendered a dinner in honor of President Mateos.

Members of the Mexican Cabinet, Senate and House of Deputies, as well as military leaders and members of the diplomatic corps joined the Jewish community in honoring the President. Mr. Mateos will relinquish his post December 1.

Gregorio Shapiro, president of the Jewish Central Committee of Mexico, told the gala gathering at the Jewish Sports Center that the presence of President Mateos testified to recognition by Mexico’s liberal government of the loyalty and devotion of the Jewish community. This was the first time a President of Mexico had ever attended an event given specifically in his honor by the Jewish community of this country.

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