Egypt's National Security Council met on Thursday (31 August) to plan their strategy for next week's Summit conference with Israel which is to be held at Camp David in the United States under the aegis of President Carter.
SV Security council at table, headed by President Anwar Sadat of Egypt (2 shots).
CU Egyptian Foreign Minister Mr Kamel at the table.
SV President Sadat at the table
CU and SVs council members around table (2 shots)
CU of spokesman Mr Nassar making statement in Arabic
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Background: Egypt's National Security Council met on Thursday (31 August) to plan their strategy for next week's Summit conference with Israel which is to be held at Camp David in the United States under the aegis of President Carter.
SYNOPSIS: The Council met at Ismailia. With President Sadat were the Foreign Minister Mohammed Ibrahim Kamel who has featured largely in the dialogue with Israel; the Premier, Mamdouh Salem; the War Minister Mohammed Abdel-Ghani Gamassi, and the Head of the Intelligence Department. Not present at the meeting was Vice President Hosni Mubarak, who was in Saudi Arabia for talks with Saudi Arabia for talks with Saudi leaders. After the meeting Presidential spokesman Saad Zaghoul Nassar spoke to newsmen.
He said the council discussed studies and efforts which were prepared for the meeting and which dealt with the Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and particularly their right to self determination. The Council also discussed the question of Jerusalem and its status in the final settlement. The council also discussed security in all its aspects and the right of all states in the area to live in peace within its secure borders. He spoke of the American diplomatic stand concerning the Middle East problem, especially after it changed from the mediator role to the full partner role providing the meanings of this change in keeping the momentum of peace in the area.