Dutch Foreign Minister, Norbert Schmelzer and the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Dr. Murad Ghaleb, have been?
SV Schmelzer and Ghaleb enter conference room and sit at table(2 shots)
SV Ghaleb speaking
SCU Schmalzer replies to Ghalab
GHALEB: "We have the tradition always to give the parole to our guests so we shall be grateful, in the name of my colleagues here, to invite you to start the parole, so to say. We shall hear you attentively, with great interest, so... please."
SCHMELZER: "I said yesterday at the airport that our main intention of this visit is to be able to listen and to learn. This is a little bit contrary to the Dutch - let me say, character - because we sometimes are called the school masters of the world. And sometimes we make the impression on people that we know all the solutions, and that everybody should behave like we think. I take a completely different stand now".
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Background: Dutch Foreign Minister, Norbert Schmelzer and the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Dr. Murad Ghaleb, have been holding talks in Cairo this week. Mr. Schmelzer arrived in Cairo on July the first for a four-day visit. Topics for discussion included the Middle east situation and Egypt's relations with Europe and the European Common Market.