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Shamir’s Visit to Zaire Postponed

Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s visit to Zaire, scheduled for next week, has been postponed at the hosts’ request. Shamir had been scheduled to go instead of Premier Menachem Begin, who preferred not to leave Israel while his wife Aliza is recovering from a bronchial illness. Israeli officials said the Shamir postponement was technical and the visit would take place at the end of the month.

Meanwhile, it was learned, Shamir’s aides are putting together a Latin American tour for him that will hopefully include Argentina. The visit is likely at the end of the year or the beginning of 1983.