Israel has accepted President Carter's invitation to a further round of Middle East peace talks at the Camp David retreat in the United States.
GV INTERIOR Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan accompanied by other Cabinet Ministers leaving Prime Minister's office building after meeting
LV Prime Minister Menachem Begin walks to microphone and makes statement to newsmen in English (4 shots)
BEGIN: "The Government has decided to accept the invitation of the President of the United States to a meeting between the Secretary of State Mr. Vance, the Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Khalil, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Moshe Dayan at Camp David. Everything will be as referendum on all sides and as President Carter wrote to me there will be also an interval of the discussions so that both Prime Minister Khalil and Foreign Minister Dayan Will be able to go to their respective countries for consultations with their governments."
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Background: Israel has accepted President Carter's invitation to a further round of Middle East peace talks at the Camp David retreat in the United States. The new round of discussion will try to pick up at the point where a peace mission headed by United States Secretary of State Cyrus Vanes ended in failure last December. At issue still, Reuters News Agency reports, are Egypt's demand that a peace treaty with Israel should not cancel out its former military pledges to other Arab states, and Israel's refusal to allow any connection to be made between any treaty and the issue of self-rule for Palestinians on the West Bank and in Gaza.
SYNOPSIS: Prime Minister Begin announced his government's acceptance of the invitation after a cabinet meeting. He insisted any agreement must have cabinet approval.