Peace treaty talks between Egypt and Israel will start in Washington on the 12th of October, under a United Nations flag, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt announced on Monday (2 October).
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Background: Peace treaty talks between Egypt and Israel will start in Washington on the 12th of October, under a United Nations flag, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt announced on Monday (2 October).
SYNOPSIS: President Sadat also said that President Jimmy Carter of the United States will be invited to attend the signing of the planned treaty between Egypt and Israel. He said that Mr. Carter heads the list of leaders who have moved the world from a path of destruction to one of peace.
The decision was made over the weekend at the Barrage Rest House in the Nile Delta, when U.S. Roving Envoy, Alfred Atherton met President Sadat, other senior Egyptian officials, Vice-President Hosni Mubarek and Foreign Minister Boutros Boutros Ghali.
President Sadat bitterly attacked Iraq and the so-called Steadfastness Front -- Syria, Algeria, the Libyan Jamahiriyah, South Yemen and the Palestine Liberation Organisation for their criticism of Camp David. He challenged any other Arab state to do more for peace. He added that no secret agreements have been made between Egypt and Israel at Camp David or after, saying, "We do everything by daylight".