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An official delegation representing the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture visited Israel recently and spent four days talking to Arab farmers in the West Bank, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Avraham Katz-Oz disclosed Friday. He said it was the fourth such visit by an agricultural working group from Jordan. He said the visitors crossed the Jordan River bridge and reported formally to the Israel government and to the West Bank Military Governor before embarking on their tour of Arab farms in the territory. Katz-Oz met with them in his official capacity. Jordan still maintains nominal responsibility for Arab residents in the West Bank who are governed by Jordanian law. The Amman government pays the salaries of local Arab civil servants and school teachers — in addition to the salaries they are paid by Israel.

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