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Allon in Mexico: Says Friendship Exists Between Mexico, Israel Despite Past Misunderstandings

Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon, who arrived here yesterday for an official visit. his first since becoming Foreign Minister in June, 1974, said that friendship exists between the people and government of Israel and the people and government of Mexico despite any past misunderstandings, The Israeli leader said he was looking forward to his stay here and expressed the hope that during his stay the friendship between Israel and Mexico will develop.

Allon made this statement after he and his wife were greeted at the airport by Mexico’s new Foreign Minister Alfonso Garcia Robles and Mrs, Garcia Robles. The Mexican Foreign Minister expressed the hope that Allon’s visit would be fruitful. Allon’s arrival at the airport was marked by tight security. Mexico had not even announced the exact date of his arrival.

A meeting with President Luis Echeverria and a luncheon with Foreign Minister Garcia Robles was part of Allon’s busy schedule today. Tomorrow. Allon is due to go on a sightseeing tour of Yucatan and return to Mexico City at night where he will deliver a major address.