President Nixon met high-ranking Egyptian envoy Mr. Hafez Ismail in Washington on Friday (23 February),?
President Nixon met high-ranking Egyptian envoy Mr. Hafez Ismail in Washington on Friday (23 February), and told him the United States wanted to move the Arab-Israel dispute "off dead centre" and help to bring a permanent settlement in the Middle East. Later, Mr. Ismail held talks with U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers.
Mr. Ismail, National Security Adviser to President Anwar Sadat -- and sometimes known as Egypt's 'Dr. Kissinger' -- said one result of his visit was more relazed relations with the United States.
The meetings were swiftly arranged by President Sadat after Mr. Roger said last week he would welcome a visit by a high level Egyptian official. The United States has had no diplomatic relations with Egypt since the 1967 Middle East war.
This film shows highlights of the two meetings, and includes sound-on-film of Mr. Ismail's comments to reporters after he had left Mr. Rogers.