JERUSALEM (Jun. 2)
Foreign Minister Abba Eban, currently on a tour of eight African nations, had a frank talk with President Ahmadu Ahidjo of the Cameroons in the capital of that West African republic last night. According to the Israeli pool correspondent accompanying Eban, President Ahidjo suggested that Israel should not attach too much importance to the anti-Israel votes by his nation in the United Nations and at international conferences. Ahidjo said those votes were based on inter-African political considerations and were of no significance. He implied, however, that he would not be able to do much about it in the future and expressed the hope that the issue would not affect Israeli development projects in the Cameroons. Eban reportedly replied that Israel did not make its aid projects dependent on the recipient nation’s politics. However, he added, Israel would not be able to tolerate a further worsening of the Cameroons’ position vis-a-vis Israel in the international arena.