Egypt's President Anwar Sadat on Sunday (5 November) discussed progress in the Washington peace treaty talks with his chief negotiator, dr.
GV pyramid and President Sadat's rest house (2 shots)
CU Vice President Hosny Mubarek (left) arrives with Prime Minister Mustapha Khalil
CU Acting Foreign Minister Boutros Ghali arriving
BV Chief negotiator Dr. Osama el Baz arrives with Egyptian Social Affairs Minister Amal Osman
CU PAN INTERIOR FROM President Anwar Sadat TO Mubarek, Khalil, Ghali ACROSS TO el Baz, Osman BACK TO Khalil, Ghali
GV EXTERIOR Pyramid
SV & LV Newsmen surround Khalil, Ghali, el Baz as they leave meeting (3 shots)
CU PAN FROM Ghali listening to Khalil speaking in English (3 shots)
KHALIL: "We have to emphasise that this agreement is not a separate peace treaty between the two countries. As the President has declared before going to Camp David, and during Camp David, the main issue is to settle the peace in the Middle East. And peace cannot be settled without solving the Palestinian problem, and establishing peace, taking into account the Gaza strip and the Western Bank. So the two members of the delegates are going back to Washington with very clear instructions from the President that a separate peace agreement can never be signed, and it is part of the comprehensive peace settlement in the Middle East. And that comprehensive peace settlement in the Middle East can never be agreed upon ignoring the legal position of the Palestinians -- especially in the Gaza Strip and the Western Bank. The most important thing is to follow not only the text of the Camp David agreement, but also the spirit of the camp David agreement. And whatever will come in our agreement is part of the Camp David agreement."
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Background: Egypt's President Anwar Sadat on Sunday (5 November) discussed progress in the Washington peace treaty talks with his chief negotiator, dr. Osama el Baz and acting Foreign Minister Boutros Ghali. After the meeting, Egyptian Prime Minister Mustapha Khalil said the Palestinian problem in Gaza and the West Bank must be settled before a comprehensive peace settlement for the Middle East could be signed.
SYNOPSIS: The meeting was held at President Sadat's Pyramids Rest House at Giza. The first arrivals were Vice-President Hosny Mubarek and Prime Minister Khalil.
Foreign Minister Ghali was followed by chief negotiator, Dr. Osama el Baz and social Affairs Minister, Mrs. Amal Osman.
The two men had arrived in Cairo on Saturday (4 November) to brief President Sadat. At the airport, Dr. Baz said agreement had been reached on some questions, but declined to elaborate. Observers say President sadat seems determined to continue efforts to sign a peace treaty with Israel. A conciliatory delegation from the hard-line summit in Baghdad, which arrived in Egypt in Saturday hoping to persuade Mr. Sadat to abandon the talks, was not even allowed to see him.
Dr. Baz and Dr. Khalil are expected to return to Washington soon. Then, after the meeting, Prime Minister Khalil gave the Egyptian viewpoint on the talks.