AMSTERDAM (Jun. 16)
The Netherlands Center for Trade Promotion in Rotterdam has stated in connection with several huge orders which Dutch industries have received from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, that apparently Dutch special know-how and skills are more important considerations for these countries than Holland’s alleged sympathy for Israel.
At any rate, nothing can be seen of any Arab boycott of Dutch industries. Saudi Arabia has just placed huge orders with the “Holland Beton Group” and “Adriaan Volker” for constructing harbors in Damman and Jubail. Philips has received a large order for expanding the telephone system in Saudi Arabia. Egypt is expected to place an important order for the construction of a number of ships in Dutch shipyards.