Egyptian President Anwar Sadat wants palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to "seize the moment" and declare a ceasefire.
GV EXTERIOR Abdine Palace, Cairo
SV Jesse Jackson introduces members of party to President Anwar Sadat and gives him book on Martin Luther King
SV Jackson and Sadat sit and talk
SV & CU President emblem on Sadat's private aircraft as it arrives at Beirut airport
SV Jackson carries child out of aircraft and greeted by host
CU Jackson speaking in English at news conference
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: JACKSON: "There were certain basic assertions that he made, that he wanted to be shared both with people in America and with Chairman Arafat. One, that he is willing to aggressively pursue the peace process involving the PLO as the only representatives of the Palestinian people. Second, that he is open to participate in an international peace conference a Geneva peace conference, to be held in Geneva, or El-Arish or Cairo or anywhere. Thirdly, he urges that the PLO and Israel talk with each other, that America talk with the PLO. He would appeal to Chairman Arafat in a very specific way - to seize this moment and to cease fire. He believes that if Chairman Arafat will seize this moment, it would be as critical to the Palestinian quest for self-determination as was his historic trip to Jerusalem."
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Background: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat wants palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to "seize the moment" and declare a ceasefire. This message was passed on to newsmen by black American Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson, upon arriving in Beirut after talking with President Sadat in Egypt.
SYNOPSIS: At the Abdine Palace in Cairo on Monday (1 October), Jesse Jackson met Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for the first time. After introducing his delegation to the Egyptian leader Mr. Jackson made a special presentation. It was a book on American Civil Rights leader, the late Doctor Martin Luther King. It was in his capacity as a leading figure in the Civil Rights movement that Jesse Jackson and his party were invited to Egypt.
The two men discussed Mr. Jackson's meeting with PLO leader Yasser Arafat the day before (30 September) in Beirut.
After the talks, President Sadat provided Mr. Jackson with his private jet in which to continue his Middle East fact-finding tour. Mr. Jackson returned in it to Beirut.
On his arrival in Beirut Mr. Jackson Disclosed to newsmen some of the matters he discussed with President Sadat. He said President Sadat wants more sides in the Middle East conflict to begin talks with each other.