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Herzog Congratulates Chinese Leader

Outgoing President Chaim Herzog sent a congratulatory telegram Monday to the new Chinese president, Jiang Zemin.

Jiang, who is also leader of the Communist Party and chairman of the Central Military Commission, was elected to the post Saturday by the National People’s Congress. There was no other no candidate.

Herzog met with Jiang during his recent visit to China.

In the telegram, Herzog recalled their meeting and said he was impressed with the positive attitude demonstrated by the new president regarding the problems which face the Middle East and the State of Israel.

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