TEL AVIV (Aug. 12)
Prince Souvanna Phouma, Premier of Laos, paid tribute to the technical assistance rendered his country by Israel and declared that relations between the two nations have always been “excellent.” The East Asian statesman made his remarks at Lydda Airport where he stopped over briefly enroute home from Europe. He was greeted by high officials of the Israel Foreign Ministry. The Prince referred specifically to an experimental farm set up by Israeli experts near the Laotian capital of Vientiane. He said Israel had helped his country’s agricultural development in many ways.