Egypt's President Anwar Sadat, preparing for his summit meeting with the leaders of Israel and the United States has ruled out partial agreements and has repeated his conviction that there could be no permanent peace in the Middle East until the Palestinian problem was solved.
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Background: Egypt's President Anwar Sadat, preparing for his summit meeting with the leaders of Israel and the United States has ruled out partial agreements and has repeated his conviction that there could be no permanent peace in the Middle East until the Palestinian problem was solved.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Sadat was speaking at a meeting of his National Democratic Party in his home town, Talaa in the Nile Dalta. He received enthusiastic support when he said he would strive for "permanent peace based on justice". That peace, he said, depended on a solution being found to the Palestinian problem. The summit meeting at Camp David has been called by President Carter in an effort to revive the Middle East peace moves.
In his speech, President Sadat ruled out any prospect of a unilateral agreement with Israel -- a suggestion already voiced by Mr. Begin. President Sadat said there was no room whatsoever for partial solutions, unilateral settlements or a third disengagement. Egypt and Israel have already concluded two disengagement agreements separating their armed forces in the Sinai Peninsula following the 1973 war. Egyptian officials have been preparing proposals for President Sadat to take with him to the summit. According to Reuters news agency, Egypt will present three points at Camp David. These will deal with a declaration of principles governing a comprehensive settlement, measures to implement the principles, and the level of the committees to be entrusted with putting the principles into practice. The President did not elaborate on these proposals, but his speech at Talaa was regarded as a major policy statement, and was broadcast live by Cairo Radio.