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1,000 Students from Latin American Countries Given Training in Israel

About 1,000 students from Latin American countries have received technical training in Israel according to figures released here today on the eve of the start of negotiations with the Organization of American States for the third renewal of the agreement on technical aid to be held in Washington, D.C. soon.

The number of OAS students trained in Israel is second only to the total trained in the United States. The major attractions for such students in Israel is the availability of Spanish-speaking teachers and the similarity of many development problems in Israel and Latin American nations.

A seminar on cooperation sponsored by the OAS opened here yesterday with participation of top leaders in the field from 20 Latin American states. The participants were welcomed by Labor Minister Yigal Allon.