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Swiss Diplomat to Visit Israel

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Swiss Foreign Minister, Pierre Graber, will arrive in Israel for a three-day official visit Sept. 9. The foreign ministers of Switzerland and Israel have never visited each other’s countries officially. Graber will spend two days in Jerusalem and one day in Tel Aviv. He will do virtually no sightseeing, mainly because of the brevity of his visit, but will spend some time in the Old City of Jerusalem in a private capacity.

Graber was here seven years ago when he attended the opening of the Knesset building in his capacity as Speaker of the Swiss Federal Parliament. Coming with him will be the senior Swiss diplomat, Ernesto Thalman, who visited Jerusalem in the summer of 1967 as the United Nations Secretary General’s special envoy to Jerusalem.

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