In Brazil, the Israeli Foreign Minister Mr. Abba Eban, has had talks with his Brazilian?
In Brazil, the Israeli Foreign Minister Mr. Abba Eban, has had talks with his Brazilian counterpart Sr. Mario Gibson Barbosa and President Emilio Garrastazu Medici during a six-day visit which ends on Monday (13 August) when Mr. Eban flies on to Bolivia.
On the second day of his visit (9 August), Mr. Eban attended the unveiling of a plaque on the site of the future Israeli Embassy in Brasilia.
His talks have concerned Israeli aid for Brazil, trade relations, international terrorism -- the two countries signed a joint anti-terrorist declaration -- and the Middle East.
On the Middle East conflict, Mr. Eban virtually rejected a Brazilian offer to act as a mediator int he area and made it clear that he felt the dispute could not be solved by outside countries.
SYNOPSIS: In Brasilia, guests gather to watch the city's governor, Dr. Helio Prates da Silveira, unveil a plaque on the site of the future Israeli Embassy during a visit by Israel's Foreign Minister, Mr. Abba Eban.
Israeli and Brazil have had friendly relations ever since the state of Israel was created.
As well as attending the Embassy site ceremony, Mr. Eban had talks with his Brazilian counterpart, Sr. Mario Gibson Barbosa, on co-operation between the two countries including the provision of Israeli technical and scientific help for Brazil.
Later Mr. Eban went on to see President Emilio Gerrastazu Medici to continue his talks. During the visit, the two countries signed a joint anti-terrorist declaration. In addition, Brazil pledged itself to do anything it could to bring about peace in the Middle East. But Mr. Eban virtually rejected the offer because he felt the conflict could not be settled by outsiders.