INTRODUCTION: A delegation of Egyptian parliamentary left Tel Aviv for Cairo on Sunday (25 January) after a visit to Israel as guests of the Knesset, Israel's parliament.
LV INTERIOR Egyptian delegation seated in airport lounge
CU Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Abdallah speaking as reporters take notes (3 shots)
SV Dr. Abdallah rising, shaking hands with leader of Israeli delegation and showing scrapbook
SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT) SEQ. 2: ABDALLAH: "We are very grateful to President Navon and Prime Minister Begin, to the leaders, the official leaders of this country, for giving us this unique opportunity to discuss with them in an open hearted, open minded, all the issues of the Middle East problem. And now think it is obvious and it is clear that the normalisation is a fact. That peace in this area is a fact. That the peace between Egypt and Israel is a reality and we all agree and we all follow what President Sadat said here during this historic visit to your country, that the October War must be, and should be, the last war between our two countries. We hope that we will work together to find a real solution to the Palestinian problem from all its aspects. It is really the core of the Middle East crisis and here we have the impression, and we felt, and we are sure, like in Egypt, that both countries are respecting their commitments and....we are going to work hard to implement and secure the Camp David agreement in all its aspects and to respect the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. Thank you again."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: A delegation of Egyptian parliamentary left Tel Aviv for Cairo on Sunday (25 January) after a visit to Israel as guests of the Knesset, Israel's parliament. During their stay they met the Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin, and the President, Yitzhak Navon. Before leaving one of the delegates, Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Abdallah, spoke of the visit as a sign that the normalisation of relations between Israel and Egypt were processing.
SYNOPSIS: The Egyptians said their farewell at Ben Gurion airport:
During their stay, the Egyptians also went to a kibbutz and to the Yad Vashem museum and memorial to Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust. Before they left, their hosts presented them with a book of photographs as a reminder of their visit.