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Yugoslav News Agency to Open an Office in Jerusalem

The Tanjug official Yugoslav news agency will have a bureau in Israel and its local representative, Miroslav Vishjie, formerly head of its Cairo bureau, said Sunday the establishment of its office in Jerusalem signals improved Yugoslav-Israel relations.

“The fact that an official news agency opens its bureau in Israel speaks for itself. After this, similar step-by-step moves most probably will follow,” he told reporters. He said he had chosen Jerusalem as the center of his news gathering and reporting activities because he suffers from asthma. An official Tanjug agency report issued in Belgrade on Saturday said its Israel bureau would be opened in Tel Aviv.

Vishjie has been in Israel several times, coming here on special reporting assignments from his previous post in Cairo.