The Cairo summit meeting beginning on December 14th between Israel, Egypt, the United States and the United Nations could be elevated to Foreign Minister level.
SV: Premier Menachem Begin and U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance seated beneath U.S. and Israeli flags.
SV: Mr. Begin speaking in English. (FOUR SHOTS)
SV: Mr. Vance speaking in English.
BEGIN: "I would like to stress that it is the accepted policy of the Government of the United States, of Israel and of Egypt that the efforts for peace, for a comprehensive peace settlement, that there is no intention to have two countries reaching peace and signing a peace treaty and leaving the other countries out of this effort. To the contrary, we intend to do our utmost and best to bring about the establishment of peace and the signing of peace treaties between Israel and all her neighbours - to the south, to the east and to the north. And in these efforts we are helped to a very great extent by the government of the United States, by the President and the Secretary of State."
CYRUS VANCE: "I feel that our discussions today which have been as always friendly and fruitful have helped very much in guiding our steps in a supportive role in the days ahead. So, I thank you again, Mr. Prime Minister, on behalf of myself, my colleagues and the President, and I share your hope. I think that there is a chance of moving forward now towards real peace, a true and lasting peace."
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Background: The Cairo summit meeting beginning on December 14th between Israel, Egypt, the United States and the United Nations could be elevated to Foreign Minister level. This possibility was being discussed by officials after talks between Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and United States Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in Jerusalem at the weekend (December 10 & 11). Afterwards Mr. Begin said it was quite possible the preliminary peace talks in Cairo could be upgraded from experts' level, depending on the decision of President Sadat.
SYNOPSIS: Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan held brief talks with Mr. Vance on Saturday night (10 December). The next day the U.S. Secretary met Mr. Begin and the two men then addressed a press conference: