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Special to JTA Ehrlich to Meet with South African Officials to Discuss Economic Ties

Israel’s Finance Minister Simcha Ehrlich told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency last night that he intends to visit South Africa between the end of November and the beginning of December. He said that the purpose of his visit is a fund-raising tour on behalf of Israel. Asked if he is going to meet with government officials in Pretoria, Ehrlich said “yes.” He added, also in response to a question, that he will discuss the possibility of strengthening the economic ties between the two countries.

Ehrlich answered the JTA questions at a reception in his honor last night at the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation. The reception was given by Israel’s Consul General in New York, Uri Ben-Ari, and the Economic Missions of Israel in the United States. Ehrlich is scheduled to visit Washington next week where he will meet with Administration officials to discuss economic and financial matters between Israel and the U.S.