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Eban Voices Appreciation for Dutch Stand on Israel’s Bid for Market Associate Status

Foreign Minister Eban expressed appreciation today for the insistence by the Netherlands Government that associate status with the European Common Market not be granted to Morocco and Tunisia unless the same status is accorded Israel. Mr. Eban said he had approached the West German Ambassador to Israel with the hope that other members of the Common Market would follow the Dutch example.

(The Council of Ministers of the European Economic Community met in Brussels this week for an exchange of views on relations between the Community and Israel. It instructed a committee to examine the various proposals put forward and to report back as soon as possible. The Council noted, on the initiative of Netherlands Foreign Minister Dr. Joseph Luns, that five delegations had expressed a wish that the commission submit a draft mandate for opening negotiations with Israel.)