MEXICO CITY (Oct. 26)
President Luis Echeverria received a delegation of prominent Jews from San Antonio, Austin and other Texas cities at his private residence in San Jeronimo Lidice. He told them that Mexico is a friend of all nations, a supporter of all just causes and stressed Mexico’s cooperation with Israel in the fields of scientific research and irrigation programs. He said the two countries faced similar problems in the struggle toward their social, economic and cultural goals. He invited American Jews to visit Mexico.
The American group visited Echeverria on the invitation extended by the Mexican President when he visited San Antonio several weeks ago. It was headed by William Sinkin, of San Antonio, and included Jeff Freedman, Mayor of Austin, Sidney Weintraub, Les Mendelsohn, Noel Brauber, Carl Lifson, Bon Siegel, Bob Ross, Mike Beldon and Dr. Elliott Wesser.
They were introduced by Echeverria to members of his Cabinet including Finance Minister Ramon Beteta, Minister of Tourism Julio Hirschfeld Almada and Minister of Industry Campillo Sainz. They also visited President elect Jose Lopez Portillo who assured them that his administration would follow a policy of cooperation with all nations.
The visiting Texans were accompanied by Sergio Nudelstejer, the Mexican representative of the American Jewish Committee, who served as their guide and advisor. They attended a luncheon given by the Central Jewish Committee and visited various local Jewish institutions and the sports center.