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    Ever since the opening up of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israel's shipping as a result of the Sinai campaign last Oct./November, which enabled Israel to establish direct sea communication with the ports of Africa, the Israeli authorities have made an all-out effort to strengthen relations with African territories.

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    The Minister arrives at Lydda airport and is received by representatives of the Israeli Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Development, and by a representative of the british Embassy in Tel Aviv (6 shots).



    From Lydda airport, the guests drove to Jerusalem where they were received in audience by Israel's President, Yizhak ben Zvi (6 shots).



    Child asking for the Minister's autograph outside the President's residence (3 shots)



    After this, the guests visited Israel's permanent exhibit "Conquest of the Desert", housed in a large hall in Jerusalem. This exhibit illustrates the conversion of the country's desert wastes and arid areas, swamps and uncultivated land into fruitful agricultural areas, as well as the building up of industry since the establishment of the State of Israel 9-1/2 years ago (12 shots).




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    Background: Ever since the opening up of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israel's shipping as a result of the Sinai campaign last Oct./November, which enabled Israel to establish direct sea communication with the ports of Africa, the Israeli authorities have made an all-out effort to strengthen relations with African territories. Various trade delegations have gone to Africa, Israeli experts are advising in Ghana, Israel's largest building concern is engaged in large-scale public works in Liberia, various prominent politicians have been invited to visit Israel.

    Today, the Minister of Development of Nigeria, Mr. C.D. AKRAN arrived in Israel for a week's visit as a guest of the Israeli Government to study Israel's development projects in the field of industry and agriculture. The Minister is accompanied by Mr. P.H. BALMERI his deputy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABDH77KYSEZJ286PWGCH05A4S7
    Media URN:
    VLVABDH77KYSEZJ286PWGCH05A4S7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:04:00
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    N/A

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