WASHINGTON DC, USA
In Washington, Egyptian leader President Hosni Mubarak met President Ronald Reagan on January 28 to discuss the situation in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON DC, USA
1. GV President Reagan and President Mubarak of Egypt walk down red carpet in front of White House as officials look on (2 shots) 0.14
2. SV & SCU President Reagan speaks (SOT) 0.42
3. SV President Mubarak speaks (SOT) 1.20
4. SV Mubarak gets into official car 1.33
TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE TWO)
REAGAN: "We reviewed the situation in Lebanon and I assured President Mubarak of my determination to support the territorial integrity, the independence and the sovereignty of Lebanon, to the end. To that end, there must be early withdrawal of all foreign forces. We also discussed the urgent need to achieve a comprehensive peace settlement for the Middle East which would permit all the states of the region to live in peace."
TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE THREE)
MUBARAK: "I welcome President Reagan's assurance of the U.S. determination to continue to play for all of the partners in the peace process. I also welcome his affirmation of the United States commitment to support the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of Lebanon. The time factor is crucial to the success of our endeavors. Top priority must be given to reaching agreement on the withdrawal of Israeli forces. Upon achieving that, the other aspects of the problem would be easier to solve."
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Background: WASHINGTON DC, USA
In Washington, Egyptian leader President Hosni Mubarak met President Ronald Reagan on January 28 to discuss the situation in the Middle East. After their meeting, President Reagan said he supported the independence and sovereignty of Lebanon and he added that there was an urgent need to achieve a comprehensive peace settlement in the Middle East. He also said that there had to be an early withdrawal of all foreign troops from Lebanon. President Mubarak welcomed the assurances from the U.S. leader, and said that top priority had to be given to peace efforts in the Middle East. He added that time was the vital factor and that Israel troops had to be withdrawn from Lebanon before any other issue could be discussed. President Mubarak was making his second visit to the United States in less than a year in an effort to maintain progress on Middle East peace talks. He had accused Israel stalling on the issue of withdrawing its forces and has said that he was looking towards President Reagan to find a solution. A White House spokesman quoted by Reuters said that President Reagan had expressed impatience at the slow pace of the peace negotiations between the United States, Israel and Lebanon.
Source: VIA NBC (U)