Reuven Barkat, Israeli Minister to Norway, was appointed tonight as secretary general of the Mapai Party. He succeeds Josef Almogi, who has joined the new coalition Cabinet as Minister Without Portfolio.
Mr. Barkat, who has been in Israel, accompanying the Norwegian Prime Minister, Einar Gerhardsen, will return to Norway for a short period before assuming his party duties. He had been previously designated for the post of Ambassador to the Soviet Union. The Foreign Ministry is now facing the need to find another personality to fill the important Moscow position.
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