JERUSALEM (Aug. 9)
The third Rehovot Conference, which will deal with international fiscal and monetary problems, opened here tonight, attended by 60 delegates, including 24 Cabinet ministers from 38 countries. Twenty-six specialists on economic topics also are participating.
In a cable to Deputy Premier Abba Eban, United Nations Secretary-General U Thant declared that the conference “promises new approaches and new insights in an area where both are greatly needed. Through the underlying theme and the broad international range represented by both the agenda and the participants, the conference places itself in a position to make a continuing contribution to the United Nations Development Decade.” The Secretary-General added that he looked forward with the greatest interest to the results of the conclave.
The keynote address will be given by David Horowitz, Governor of the Bank of Israel, on the gap between developed and developing countries. Other speakers will include former French Premier Pierre Mendes-France; Prof. Ugo Papi, of Rome University; Rector S. Kutznetz, of Harvard University; Prof. John K. Galbraith, of Harvard University; and others. M. Mendes-France had a meeting today with Premier Levi Eshkol.