U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Joseph Sisco, returned to Cairo on Saturday (8 May)?
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Joseph Sisco, returned to Cairo on Saturday (8 May) to confer with Egypt's President Sadat and other leaders on latest U.S. efforts to achieve a Middle East peace settlement. He was expected to meet Mr. Sadat after preliminary talks with Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad and to relay Israel's latest thinking on terms for re-opening the Suez Canal as an interim stage towards a full peace settlement. Mr. Sisco had flown in from Rome where he had earlier arrived from Tel Aviv with Secretary of State William Rogers.
SYNOPSIS: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Sisco arrived at Cairo International Airport from Rome on Saturday. He had been sent by Secretary of State William Rogers to confer with President Sadat and other leaders on the outcome of discussions he and Mr. Rogers had had in Israel with Mrs. Golda Meir at the end of a five-nation tour. Before leaving Cairo, earlier in the tour, the American leaders had promised to keep President Sadat fully informed.
Mr. Sisco told newsmen at the airport that he expected to have preliminary talks with Mr. Riad the Foreign Minister, and "deeply appreciated" the chance to report to the President at such short notice. Latest reports indicate that Egypt feels its differences with Israel remain unchanged, in the light of Mr. Sisco's report.