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Serbian Leader Positive on Israel

Serbia, one of the six socialist republics comprising Yugoslavia, has established good relations with Israel on all levels, according to its secretary of state for foreign affairs, Alexander Prija.

On a visit here, Prija said he hoped diplomatic relations would be established between Yugoslavia and Israel, a matter he has already raised with the federal government in Belgrade.

Responding to questions at a news conference, Prija said: “I have just returned from a visit to Israel with my assistants and a delegation of businessmen from Serbia. We have established good relations with Israel on all levels.

“Both Serbians and Israelis have suffered from the Nazi regime, and we hope for rapid developments between Serbia and Israel,” he said.