Tanks and armoured cars protected the Arab and Israeli Foreign Ministers against a possible terrorist attack as they arrived in London on Monday (17 July).
GV: security at Heathrow airport, London.
CU: Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan Interviewed
GV: security police dogs on patrol at Heathrow airport.
SV AND CU: Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel speaking.
TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "Is correct to say that you"re not going to discuss substantive issue at this meeting? That these are just talks about talks? Nothing really concrete can come out of them".
SEQ. 2: DAYAN: "On the contrary. Absolutely the contrary. I don't know where you got this idea."
REPORTER: "Are you going to discuss territory, for example?"
DAYAN: "Well, on the contrary. What we want to discuss is substantive points and that's what we actually discussed with the representative of the United States of America at our last meeting in Washington instead of discussing just the declaration of principles, which are just a theoretical approach, we tried to discuss and this is our aim, what will really take place on the ground. What will happen with Yasser, what will happen with Judea, and Sumaria and how are we to live together, with the Palestinians. What should be the role of the Egyptians or of the Jordanians in the negotiations and so on so forth. To try to come down to the realistic and practical issues. I for one believe that there are some (indistinct) point and certain ones and if this would feel right, correct then there will be a basis for further negotiations."
SEQ. 4: KAMEL: "We come here with an open heart and an open mind. We are determined to explore all avenues leading to the goal which all the people of the area are longing for. We hope that this spirit will be reciprocated by the Israeli Government. If this is the case then we shall be able to achieve the meaningful progress we all hope for, and the unique chance created by President Sadat's historical, historic initiative will not be missed. This can be achieved and normal and good neighbourly relations established, security for all the participants ensured, as long as no party tries to use these latest talks as a means to hide aims and ambitions incompatible with the law of nations and the spirit in which we come here The spirit which was symbolized and expressed.."
REPORTER: "Does it still boil down to as one report said there will be no bargaining with Arab territories, sovereignty or Palestinian rights?"
KAMEL: "Definitely yes. I mean with these elements no peace can be lasting or durable. But this is balanced with the security measures and arrangements that we can agree upon with Israel is for the mutual benefits of both parties."
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Background: Tanks and armoured cars protected the Arab and Israeli Foreign Ministers against a possible terrorist attack as they arrived in London on Monday (17 July). Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel, Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan and United States Secretary of States Cyrus Vance will begin a two day meeting at Leeds Castle, a fortress standing in its own lake, 35 miles (55 kms) southeast of London. This is the first meeting of the countries' Foreign Ministers since last January. Officials have emphasized that the talks are of an exploratory nature and each side's approach to the Gaza strip and the West Bank will be discussed in an effort to add to common ground. A United States spokesman has said that a new agreement is not expected to come from the meeting, but that hopefully both sides would go away prepared to meet again in the near future to continue negotiations for peace in the Middle East.
SYNOPSIS: Britain mounted a major security operation to protect the Foreign Ministers. Israel's Moshe Dayan arrived at Heathrow Airport, and spoke to newsmen.
Armed troops moved into Heathrow Airport to assist police with the security precautions. Egyptian Foreign Minister Kamel spoke to newsmen.