Michael S. Comay, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, today expressed Israel’s good wishes to the African State of Sierra Leone on its becoming the 100th member of the United Nations. In an address to the General Assembly, Mr. Comay declared:
“I am happy to associate the Government and people of Israel and my delegation most warmly with the welcome extended to the new sovereign state of Sierra Leone on its becoming the 100th member state of our organization. This occasion marks a great milestone in the historic process of the emancipation of African peoples from colonial rule, and their attainment of freedom, equality and dignity in the family of nations.
“We feel it would be proper for us to recognize the achievement of the United Kingdom in facilitating the independence of its former colony in a spirit of mutual friendship and respect. This event fills us with the greatest pleasure and we look forward to brotherly relations and close cooperation with our new sister state, with whom we already enjoy diplomatic relations.”
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