French Foreign Minister Jean Sauvagnargues has been visiting Cairo -- Egypt's capital -- for five days of meetings there.
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Background: French Foreign Minister Jean Sauvagnargues has been visiting Cairo -- Egypt's capital -- for five days of meetings there.
On Sunday (22 December) he met with President Anwar Sadat for talks, believed -- among other things -- to have centred on the possibility of a European role in helping solve the Middle East conflict.
Also on Sunday he signed an agreement with his Egyptian counterpart, Ismail Fahmy, for the mutual protection of french and Egyptian investments in their respective countries.
Later in the day M. Sauvagnargues went to the Arab League building in the centre of Cairo. He discussed with Arab League Secretary-General Mahmoud Riad the proposed dialogue between Arab states and the European Economic Community. These have ben delayed because of controversy over participation by the Palestine Liberation Organisation in the talks. He also met with Farouk Qadoumy -- the Palestinian representative appointed to these discussions.