Washington (Feb. 10)
President Reagan has sent his personal endorsement for the success of the trade mission by a delegation of American businessmen who are visiting Israel this week to explore first-hand the investment opportunities there.
“The enthusiasm you and your colleagues have shown for this investment mission attests to the importance of our work in fostering commerical relations between the United States and Israel,” Reagan said. “I endorse your efforts and share your belief that Israel’s economic development is an essential part of strengthening peace in the Middle East.”
Since arriving in Israel the group has met with U.S. officials there, Israeli officials and had briefings from representatives of Israeli universities, the Israel Manufacturers Association and with representatives of U.S. companies based in Israel. They are also scheduled to meet with representatives of Israeli banks and discuss trade with Israeli officials before ending the mission Friday.
The investment mission is sponsored by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and other U.S. government agencies, the Israeli government and the non-government Israel-U.S. Joint Business Council.