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    Egyptian President Anwasr Sadat announced in parliament on Monday (2 October) that peace talks between Egypt and Israel would start in Washington on October 12th.

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    GVS INTERIOR Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat received standing ovations as he takes his place in Egyptian parliament (5 shots)
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    MV President Sadat speaking in Arabic
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    GV Egyptian left wing opposition members, Kamel Ahmed, shouting at President Sadat and being rejected (2 shots)
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    MV President Sadat speaking in Arabic
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    The Al-Gomhouria newspaper of Cairo said on 2 October that there will be full U.S. participation in the Washington negotiations. The paper said the agenda would include:


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    A definition of lines for Israeli withdrawal from east of El-Arish to Ras Mohammed in Sinai


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    Agreement on a timetable for a complete withdrawal from Sinai.


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    Freedom of navigation in the Suez Canal for Israel.


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    Moving UN peace keeping forces from their present position.


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    Handing over Sinai oilfields and discussion of compensation demanded by both Egypt and Israel. The newspaper said the Egyptian delegation would comprise War Minister Mohammed Abdel Ghani Gamassi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Boutros Boutros Ghali and Foreign Ministry undersecretary Osama El Baz. The paper added that official Egyptian source believe the negotiations in Washington will last for two to three weeks.




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    Background: Egyptian President Anwasr Sadat announced in parliament on Monday (2 October) that peace talks between Egypt and Israel would start in Washington on October 12th.

    SYNOPSIS: The announced came during a three hour speech by president Sadat to a special session of the People's Assembly, which was broadcast and televised. The President spoke to a crowded house.

    The Camp David agreements specifically state that negotiations will be carried out under the auspices of the United Nations and any peace treaty negotiated will be underwritten by the UN Security Council.

    Mr. Sadat, however, did not have the full support of the Assembly. Of late, a number of leftists and supporters of the later President Gamal Abdel Nasser have been critical of the Camp David accords the only Nasserite member of the Assembly, Kamel Ahmed, caused such an uproar that he was expelled.

    Mr. Sadat announced that he had invited President Jimmy Carter to visit Egypt for the signing of the planned peace treaty, and Mr. Carter had accepted. During his speech, Mr. Sadat defended his peace initiative and the Camp David agreement. He said they are not, as some Arab critics maintain, a surrender.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB2BYO3MI0S6O6YOHKAWFQHYDQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2BYO3MI0S6O6YOHKAWFQHYDQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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