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    Both Egypt and Israel appeared to have agreed on a compromise formula to stabilise the ceasefire on the Suez front, following diplomatic negotiations revolving around the Arab visit of Dr.

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    Both Egypt and Israel appeared to have agreed on a compromise formula to stabilise the ceasefire on the Suez front, following diplomatic negotiations revolving around the Arab visit of Dr. Henry Kissinger, the United States Secretary of State. His talks with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt sparked off reports that the two countries may be prepared to attend a meeting with the Soviet Union and the United States to bring a more permanent peace to the Middle East.

    As Dr. Kissinger arrived in Saudi Arabia on the latest stage of his peace mission, officials in Tel Aviv said Israel accepted in principle the proposals worked out between President Sadat and the American Secretary of State in Cairo on Wednesday. The official Egyptian Government spokesman said the talks between the two leaders, at the Tahera Palace, were obviously "constructive and fruitful". He said there was a definite move towards a peaceful settlement, "which Egypt insists should start immediately."
    The Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram said the talks focused on Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab territories and the rights of the Palestinian people. The newspaper said they'd also discussed a peace conference with direct Soviet and American participation, under the supervision of the Security Council. The proposed conference would consider ways of implementing Security Council Resolution 242, the newspaper said. A concrete outcome of the talks was the announcement that Egypt and the United States would resume diplomatic relations after a break of six years.

    Dr. Kissinger, after three hours of talks with the Egyptian leader, went straight into discussions with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy. Then, with his party following in his wake, Dr. Kissinger sped off to the Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo. Panting up a steep incline near the Pyramid of Cheopa, Dr. Kissinger paused and gasped -- "great way to get a heart attack."
    SYNOPSIS: A more optimistic note has been sounded in the Middle East, following the Arab visit of Dr. Henry Kissinger, the United States Secretary of State. In Cairo, he spent three hours discussing the situation with President Anwar Sadat.

    The talks sparked off reports that Israel and Egypt may meet at the conference table with the Soviet Union and the United States. Both Egypt and Israel appear to have agreed on the ceasefire on the Suez front.

    Officials in Tel Aviv said Israel accepted in principle the proposals worked out in the talks between President Sadat and Dr. Kissinger on Wednesday. The official Egyptian Government spokesman said the talks between the two men were constructive and fruitful. Reports said the talks focused on Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab territories and the rights of the Palestinian people. A concrete outcome of the talks was the resumption of diplomatic relations after a break of six years.

    After talks with the Egyptian Minister, Ismail Fahmy, Dr. Kissinger did some brief sightseeing at the Pyramids and the Sphinx on the outskirts of Cairo. The visit was symptomatic of the whirlwind pace of Dr. Kissinger's visit to the Arab countries. Dr. Kissinger toured the famous sights quickly, with his party following breathless in his wake.

    Dr. Kissinger later left Cairo for Jordan, where he spent five hours in discussion with King Hussein. The discussions were reported to have dealt with the construction of a lasting peace in the Middle East. Dr. Kissinger said later that the two men had achieved a close correspondence of views. His next stop was Saudi Arabia, where he was due to have further talks with King Faisal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1LNX8LGD1XWJH4I80PDIBB7PS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LNX8LGD1XWJH4I80PDIBB7PS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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