There are to be new face to face peace talks between President Sadat of Egypt and the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr.
GV & SV U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's helicopter landing at Alexandria. (2 SHOTS)
GV Vance and Egyptian Foreign Secretary Kamel walking on tarmac.
CU Vance speaking to press.
GV Vance, Kamel and officials walking to airport building.
SV NIGHTSCENES Sadat and Vance embracing one another.
GV & SV Sadat and Vance walk to conference table and sit down. (2 shots)
VANCE: "I am very pleased to be back in Egypt again and looking forward very much with my meeting forward very much with my meeting this evening with President Sadat. We are steadfast in our search for a just, lasting and comprehensive peace. We will devote all of our efforts to reach that objective. Thank you very much."
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Background: There are to be new face to face peace talks between President Sadat of Egypt and the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Begin. They are to take place with President Carter acting as chairman, at the American President's retreat at Camp David, not far from Washington. The meeting will be early in September and revives the stalled peace contacts between the two Middle East leaders. It was arranged by the American Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance, In another round of separate discussion in Israel and Egypt.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Vance had what many observers saw as the toughest assignment of his career - to get the dramatic peace initiative started by President Sadat moving again. Mr. Vance flew to Alexandria on Monday (7 August) for discussions with the Egyptian Foreign Minister. Mohammed Kamel, and with President Sadat, as he explained to newsmen.
Mr. Kamel described his 90 minute meeting with Mr. Vance as very good and useful. The American Secretary of State had more lengthy discussions with Presidents Sadat, and some of the arrangements for the summit talks at Camp David were finalised. Mr. Vance had flown to Egypt for his latest talk with President Sadat after similar discussions in Israel with Prime Minister Begin.
President Sadat had said that he would have no further direct contacts with Israel before israel pledged to withdraw from all occupied Arab land. It is not clear what, if any now proposals Mr. Vance carried with him to get the Egyptian leader to change his mind.