Eytan Honored on Leaving Post; Pompidou Hopes for Better French-israel Relations

Walter Eytan, after 11 years service as Israeli Ambassador to France, left for home today. He will be succeeded in his post by Asher Ben Nathan who is expected to arrive in Paris on Monday. It was revealed today that President Georges Pompidou, prior to his departure for Moscow, had met with Mr. Eytan and expressed hope that relations between their countries would continue to improve. Before leaving for Israel. Mr. Eytan met with Premier Jacques Chaban Delmas and was tendered a dinner by Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann. The city of Paris awarded him its highest decoration, the Vermeil Medal, for “services rendered to Franco-Israeli understanding.”

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