Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Britain's Foreign Secretary, flew into Cairo on Sunday(12 step) to begin a three-day official visit for talks on the Middle East Crisis.
LV British ambassador greets Sir Leac & Lady Home on aircraft steps
CU Sir Alec meets officials
SV Sir Alec & Riad(3 shots)
SV Sir Alec greets British officials
SV Sir Alec into car
Initials SGM/2125 SGM/2142
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Britain's Foreign Secretary, flew into Cairo on Sunday(12 step) to begin a three-day official visit for talks on the Middle East Crisis. The discussions with Mr Mahmoud Riad and other Egyptian officials have opened against the background of continued deadlock in efforts to bring the Arab states and Israel together on peace terms. The talks are the first between the two countries since before the 1956 Suez crisis. It's believed Egypt is hoping for new initiatives by the British to get the Israelis out of occupied Arab territories.
On Monday, while Sir Alec was continuing his round of talks, it was announced that Egypt will pay two million pounds(4.8 million dollars) compensation for British investments lost through nationalisation. Evidence of improved relations between the two countries is seen in the recent invitation to Britain to share in work on Egypt's major oil pipelines project.