INTRODUCTION: The problems of the Middle East were discussed in London on Monday (3 August) by British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat.
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SPEECH ON CASSETTE (TRANSCRIPT) SADAT (SEQ 4): "Before I came here a great event has taken place. A ceasefire has been reached between Israel and the Palestinians for the first time since forty years, since Israel came into being. This ceasefire has been reached by the United States and Saudi Arabia. I consider this a turning point and I think the proper approach should be to build on this ceasefire towards the step that I mentioned in the European Parliament, namely the mutual and simultaneous recognition. This will open all the doors for the comprehensive settlement that we are all after."
Background: INTRODUCTION: The problems of the Middle East were discussed in London on Monday (3 August) by British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat. After forty minutes of private talks, the two leaders agreed that the U.N. sponsored ceasefire in Lebanon presented a new chance for peace.
SYNOPSIS: Despite anti-Egyptian protests outside the Egyptian Embassy in London, President Sadat's visit to Britain was said by senior officials to have taken place in "a totally friendly atmosphere."
After meeting Mrs. Thatcher, Mr. Sadat told newsmen that the UN ceasefire in Lebanon in the Middle East.
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