JERUSALEM (Jul. 1)
Israel’s extensive know-how in the field of land rehabilitation will be put at the disposal of Rumania in a cooperative effort to make 5,000 acres of land in that country arable, it was reported here today. The project was part of an agreement reached in Bucharest last week between a delegation headed by Israel’s Minister of Trade and Industry. Zeev Sharef, and a Rumanian delegation headed by the Minister for Trade, Gheorge Ciaro.
In a joint communique issued by the conferees, the two countries expressed satisfaction over the growth of trade between them and announced that their economic cooperation would increase. An Israel-Rumanian trade agreement was signed early this year and additional agreements in industrial and agricultural fields are expected. Rumania is the only Communist-bloc country that did not break diplomatic relations with Israel following the June, 1967 Arab-Israel war.