At a private meeting in Paris on Thursday (4 December), the Israeli and Egyptian Foreign Ministers discussed future negotiations on Palestinian autonomy.
GV Eiffel Tower.
LV Hotel George V.
SV PAN Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mr. Boutros Ghali, arrives by car at hotel.
SV INTERIOR Mr. Boutros Ghali an party along corridor.
SCU Mr. Boutros Ghali seated on right talking with Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzak Shamir. They rise and shake hands.
CU Mr. Boutros Ghali and party leaving.
SV & LV Mr. Yitzak Shamir leaves car and enterers car. and enters car. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: At a private meeting in Paris on Thursday (4 December), the Israeli and Egyptian Foreign Ministers discussed future negotiations on Palestinian autonomy. The two minister agreed the talks couldn't be restarted until United States President-elect Ronald Reagan takes office on January the 20th.
SYNOPSIS: During their 70-minute meeting in the French capital, the Foreign Ministers also discussed the normalisation of relations between their two countries and various Middle East problems. The meeting was requested by Mr. Boutros Ghali, Egypt's Minister of States for Foreign Affairs. Several Arab nations clashed with Israel at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (2 December) over the Palestinian question. Arab delegates called or the Assembly to expel Israel and enforce a resolution curbing the increase of Israeli settlements on the West Bank.
Mr. Ghali confirmed to Israel's Foreign Minister, Mr. Yitzak Shamir, that Egypt wanted measures to be taken to create a new political atmosphere on the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. But he didn't give any details of these measures to reporters.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said recently that his proposal for a three-way summit with the United States and Israel for breaking the deadlock still stood. He said without the United States, peace couldn't prevail in the Middle East and the problems cannot be solved.