Egyptian and Israeli leaders met in Alexandria, Egypt on Monday (11 June) to plan the negotiations on Palestinian autonomy in Israeli occupied territory.
GV Egypt and Israel's flags.
GV Aircraft on runway.
SV Meeting party including Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt Fikri Makram Ebeid and the meeting. (2 SHOTS)
GV Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Yigael Yadin and Ebeid walk along red carpet at airport. (2 SHOTS)
GV Yadin and Ebeid seated.
SCU Yadin speaking in English.
YADIN: "We are just beginning to see the peace process taking place and our Foreign Secretary, Mr. Dayan was here last week. The first technical arrangements began, and tomorrow we're going to have our delegation going to Alexandria for the very important talks on the economy, and although we have many different views and the negotiations are going to be difficult I believe that things looked even much more difficult ...before the peace talks began after the visit of President Sadat and as they say, I think in English when there is a way. And there is a will, in both countries. I hope and look forward in this visit to meet some of my colleagues whom I've met already and are friendly, and I also hope to have discussions on the deep meaning of peace and normalisation in the future between the two peoples of the country because I believe only when the two people will come to know each other that will be the real guarantee that this peace between Egypt and Israel is going to be. But it is only the first step of a real comprehensive peace between Israel and the Arab nations around us.
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Background: Egyptian and Israeli leaders met in Alexandria, Egypt on Monday (11 June) to plan the negotiations on Palestinian autonomy in Israeli occupied territory. Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Yadin arrived in Cairo on Sunday (10 June) where he plans to spend six days in informal talks and examining Egyptian archaeological sites.
SYNOPSIS: Yigal Yadin, Israel's Deputy leader, is a keen archaeologist and said before leaving Tel Aviv that he would spend most of his time in Egypt visiting archaeological sites. He was met at the airport by his Egyptian counterpart, Fikri Makram Ebeid. They had informal talks. Reuters reports that Professor Yadin expressed understanding of the Egyptians attitude on Israel's recent settlements in the West Bank.