The French Foreign Minster, M. Jean Sauvagnargues, arrived in Cairo on Thursday (19 December) at?
GV ADN SV Sauvagnargues entering reception room and shaking hands with various VIPs. (3 shots)
SV Sauvagnargues and Fahmi seated and Sauvagnargues remarking on number of newsmen (English)
CU ZOOM OUT TO GV Fahmi speaking to both ministers seated
GV Fahmi and Sauvagnargues leaving building (EXTERIOR), shake hands and Sauvagnargues into car
FAHMI: "You know the relations between your country and ours really could be example for the relations between two countries who have a lot of points of view in common, and our relations go back to a long time, in history, culturally and politically. And as you see our information media is welcoming you in an unexpected way."
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This film includes an extract from Mr. Fahmi's remarks to newsmen during the news conference on M. Sauvagnargues' arrival. The following is a transcript of the sound on film.
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Background: The French Foreign Minster, M. Jean Sauvagnargues, arrived in Cairo on Thursday (19 December) at the start of a seven-day official visit. He was welcomed by the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mr. Ismail Fahmi, at a news conference in the Egyptian capital.
Speaking at a banquet given in his honour by Mr. Fahmi, M. Sauvangnargues said that any Middle East peace settlement should be based on the United Nations resolution 242, and take into account the Palestinians' right to a national existence.
He also touched upon the proposed arab-European dialogues, and said that he hoped it wold soon enter a concerted phase and "create new channels through which exchanges will be multiplied in all domains between europe and the Arab world". The main obstacle to such a dialogue at the moment is the problem of whether the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) should be invited to participate.