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Israel Arranging to Open a Consulate in Alexandria

Israel has begun making arrangements to open a Consulate in Alexandria, Foreign Ministry sources said today. Israel’s Ambassador to Cairo, Eliahu Ben-Elissar, dined last night with the Governor of Alexandria to discuss the plans.

The opening of Israel’s first diplomatic installation in Egypt outside Cairo is reciprocal with President Anwar Sadat’s proposal for Egyptian Consulates in Haifa and Beersheba, the two towns he visited in Israel.

Egypt’s first Parliamentary delegation is due on an official visit to Israel later this month. Ten Parliamentarians will come, accompanied by a number of Egyptian journalists.