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Ben-gurion to Be Honored in Sweden; Will Be Guest of the King

August 15, 1962
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Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion will be given Sweden’s highest honors when he arrives here for a six-day state visit next Tuesday, August 21, according to schedules announced here today by both the Swedish Government and the Israeli Embassy at Stockholm.

Immediately after his expected arrival, Tuesday evening, Mr. Ben-Gurion will be tendered a formal reception by Prime Minister Tage Erlander. All other members of Sweden’s Cabinet, as well as leaders of the Jewish community in this country, have been invited to that gala event.

On Sunday, August 26, the Israeli leader will be the guest of King Gustav IV Adolf at the monarch’s summer residence at Sofiero. That night, and the next, he will be the guest of the Jewish communities, first in Stockholm, then at Gotesborg.

Other major events on Mr. Ben-Gurion’s schedule are: lunch with Premier Erlander at the latter’s summer home at Harpsund; receptions and a dinner to be tendered by the Social Democratic Party and by the leading trade unions in the country; and visits to Sweden’s foremost scientific and atomic development institutes. On the evening of Saturday, August 25, Mr. Ben-Gurion will be the host at an official dinner he will tender in honor of Premier Erlander.

A highlight of the Israeli statesman’s visit to Sweden will be a visit to the Dag Hammarskjold tomb in the cemetery at Uppsala. After laying a wreath on the grave of the late United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ben-Gurion will be given a luncheon at the Carolina Library of Uppsala University, and will be shown that library’s famous collection of old Hebrew manuscripts. The Israeli leader is scheduled to leave for Oslo, Norway, on Monday, August 27.

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