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G/V hotel entrance
G/V U.S.A., Israeli and Egyptian flags
INTERIOR: G/V circular table - delegates sitting around
C/U Yehuda Blum speaking
G/V delegates listening
C/U U.S. delegate Sol Linowitz speaking
S/V Egyptian delegates Mustapha Khalil speaking
G/V delegates round table - U.S., Israeli and Egyptian ministers on rostrum answering questions from press
C/U Linowitz speaking
C/U Khalil speaking
BLUM: .....tentative understanding was reached amongst the parties on a number of issues. In order to reach rapid agreement it is necessary to accelerate the negotiations. It was therefore agreed that the working groups on Powers and Responsibilities would meet an accelerated and intensified schedule.
LINOWITZ: We have discussed frankly with one another issues of high importance, and as I had hoped, made gratifying progress in bridging differences and in reaching agreement on a significant number of issues. In addition we have agreed upon a negotiating procedures which I am confident will enable us to end these negotiations successfully.
KHALIL: We are all determined to reach agreement and with that determination and earnest desire to reach agreement I'm sure that we are going to succeed, in due time, and we hope that will be May or before May, to come to a fruitful result.
LINOWITZ: I have no question in my mind that very significant progress was reached during these negotiations. I have no question that differences have been breached, that substantial understanding was reached with respect to a number of issues, although admittedly, a has already been said, not all aspects of all issues have been dealt with...
...we are much closer to an understanding now than we were before this plenary...
KHALIL: Our position is not to impose anything on the Palestinians. We can never impose anything on the Palestinians, we are not speaking for the Palestinians. We are finding a way for them. If they chose to take it, after that its up to them, if they reject it its up to them.
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