INTRODUCTION: President Anwar Sadat of Egypt met General Moshe Dayan, the former Israeli Foreign Minister, at his rest house at the Barrage on Tuesday (10 March).
GV Sadat's villa at Barrage
SV INTERIOR Sadat with Moshe Dayan in house
SV ZOOM IN TO CU Sadat and Dayan (2 shots)
SV Mrs. Sadat ad Mrs. Dayan seated talking PAN TO Sadat and Dayan talking
SV Dayan with Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister Boutros Ghali at Tahrir club in evening PAN TO other guests
CU Dayan PAN TO SCU Ghali
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Background: INTRODUCTION: President Anwar Sadat of Egypt met General Moshe Dayan, the former Israeli Foreign Minister, at his rest house at the Barrage on Tuesday (10 March). General Dayan arrived in Cairo on Monday (9 March) for a private visit, which has been marked by accusations against him in the Egyptian press.
SYNOPSIS: The friendly welcome at the Presidential villa was in marked contrast to the reception General Dayan received from the Egyptian press. The ruling National Democratic Party's weekly, Mayo, accused the General of lying in his memoirs, and the Government's mouthpiece Al Ahram attacked the General's proposed Palestinian peace plan. General Dayan said he was carrying no initiatives nor submitting any plans to Egypt's leaders, but instead he stressed the private nature of his meeting with President Sadat.
The presence of Mrs. Sadat and Mrs. Dayan during the meeting seemed to underline the General's insistence that he had not come to Egypt as an Israeli official spokesman.
A dinner invitation at Cairo's Tahrir club in the evening enabled the General to meet Deputy Foreign Minister Boutros Ghali and other officials. But publicly, the General's only political comment was that he hopes the Palestinian autonomy talks would be continued to a successful end.
To Mayo's accusation of lying in his memoirs, the General said if anyone wished to sue him he could do so. He said what he wrote was true.