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Prime Minister Laurent Fabius has promised in a letter to Israel’s Ambassador that he will “personally work at reinforcing the links of cooperation and friendship between France and Israel.” Fabius’ promise of continuing and even reinforcing the policy of his predecessor Pierre Mauroy was included in a letter thanking Ambassador Ovadia Soffer for his message of congratulations upon his appointment as Premier. The Premier also said he and his government will do all they can to help Israel and the Arab states reach a just and lasting peace.