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Argentine Envoy to Israel Visits Jewish Organizations in Buenos Aires

Dr. Enrique J. Ros. Argentina’s Ambassador-designate to Israel, visited leading Jewish organizations here last week to acquaint himself with the Argentine Jewish community before taking up his diplomatic post. He attended a luncheon in his honor tendered by the Argentine-Israel Chamber of Commerce and a dinner given for him by the Buenos Aires Jewish community, also attended by Jewish leaders, rabbis and intellectuals.

Thanking his hosts, the envoy said he was impressed by what he learned of the development of the Jewish community here. He brought greetings from Argentina’s President, Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla, who he had visited only a few hours before. The President expressed interest in the activities of the Jewish community and said its welfare was one of his most important concerns, Ros reported.

The institutions visited by Ros included the Buenos Aires Jewish Community Council where he was received by its president, Dr. Mario Gorenstein. He was also received by Dr. Nehemias Resnizky, president of the DAIA, and Samuel Rollansky, of the Jewish Scientific Institute (YIVO). The Chamber of Commerce luncheon for the Ambassador was attended by the Israeli Ambassador to Argentina, Ram Nirgad; Argentina’s Secretary of Commerce, Alberto A. Fraguio; Undersecretary of Commerce, Augustin Pazos; and Raul Desmaras Luzuriaga, head of bilateral affairs at the Argentine Foreign Ministry.

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