Move to Restore Diplomatic Relations Between Israel, Zaire

The basis for renewing diplomatic relations between Israel and Zaire was laid here this weekend when Yeruham Meshel, secretary general of Histadrut, signed an agreement with Mogoakam Mogo, head of the trade union movement in Zaire, to resume immediate cooperation between the two labor federations. Diplomatic relations between the countries were broken by Zaire during the Yom Kippur War.

Mogo, a graduate of the Histadrut sponsored Afro-Asian Institute that operated in Israel for students and labor leaders from Afro-Asian countries, told Meshel that his mission to Israel was approved by Zaire’s Prime Minister who graduated from the Institute in the 1960s. The agreement calls for Histadrut to help promote vocational training in Zaire. Meshel said he is convinced the agreement will help restore relations between Israel and Zaire.

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