On Monday, (9 October) President Anwar Sadat gave his final instructions to the Egyptian delegation taking part in the peace treaty talks with Israel.
SV PAN President Anwar Sadat of Egypt out of car and into Pyramids Rest House
CU INTERIOR President Sadat points to map of Sinai
TV PAN President Sadat standing with Vice President, General Hosni Mubarak on Mr Sadat's right, and other members of the Egyptian delegation.
Senior Foreign Ministry officials in Cairo have been quoted as saying that Egypt expects a peace treaty with Israel to be concluded within two or three weeks. However, the Egyptian delegation would insists on linking the treaty to real progress towards resolving Palestinian claims for self-rule in Jordan's West Bank and the Gaza strip. On relations with disaffected Arab states, a Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted as saying Egypt would attend an Arab Summit only if it were held at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo. A recent meeting of hard line Arab states protesting against Egypt's part in the Camp David accords called for the removal of the Arab League headquarters from Cairo among other sanctions to be carried out against Egypt.
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Background: On Monday, (9 October) President Anwar Sadat gave his final instructions to the Egyptian delegation taking part in the peace treaty talks with Israel. The talks begin in Washington in the United States on Thursday (12 October).
SYNOPSIS: The meeting was held at President Sadat's Pyramids Rest House at Giza. The instructions concerned the Egyptian reply to the accords reached at the Camp David Summit meeting between Israel and Egypt held earlier in Washington.
President Sadat later declined to answer reporters' questions details of his instructions but he pointed to the Sinai on a large map which was the focal point of the room in which the meeting took place.
An Israeli withdrawal from Sinai is an integral part of the Camp David accords. Standing close to Mr Sadat was the Egyptian Vice-President, General Hosni Mubarak. The delegation itself is led by Egypt's Defence Minister General Kamal Hassan Ali, who replaced the dismissed Ali, who replaced the dismissed Minister of War General Abdel - Ghani Gamassi.