INTRODUCTION: Egyptian President Sadat addressed the European Parliament in Luxembourg on Tuesday (10 February) and called fro European support to bring about mutual recognition between Israel and the Palestinians.
SV ZOOM TO CU Officials and Simone Veil
GV People arriving at meeting (2 shots)
GV/SV Officials enter European Parliament building and into room (3 shots)
SV President Anwar Sadat talking with Simone Veil
GV EEC Assembly with President Sadat speaking (8 shots)
GCV General Assembly of EEC give Sadat standing ovation
SCU Sadat speaking. Assembly applauds (2 shots)
SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)
SEQ. 5: SADAT: "We must revive this tradition and set Jerusalem a model for human fraternity and togetherness. While the city must function as and integral unit, for the benefit of all its inhabitants and visitors, historical as well as legal and spiritual rights of all believers should be respected. I hereby urge you to join with us in a determined effort to achieve such a goal."
"Be rest assured I am not coming here to sell Camp David."
"The establishment of a Palestinian entity after a transitional period would be a positive development for all countries in the region. It poses no threat to the security of Israel, in fact it is the best guarantee for it. A Palestinian entity faced with the task of reconstruction and building bridges with other nations would certainly be the responsibility of preventing acts of violence and hostility. We should like you to participate with us in persuading both Israelis and Palestinians to accept a formula of mutual simultaneous recognitions."
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: INTRODUCTION: Egyptian President Sadat addressed the European Parliament in Luxembourg on Tuesday (10 February) and called fro European support to bring about mutual recognition between Israel and the Palestinians. He praised the EEC its helpful attitudes in the search for peace in the Middle East.
SYNOPSIS: President Sadat was invited to address the European Parliament by its President, Mme. Simone Veil. She described Mr. Sadat's visit as deeply symbolic, adding that the European Parliament had a passionate interest in seeing peace in the Middle East. President Sadat's two day visit to Luxembourg was criticised in Brussels by the Palestine Liberation Organisation. They said the European Economic Community risked jeopardising from the start its role in the search for peace. The PLO expressed surprise that Mr. Sadat should be invited to address the European Parliament, stressing that the Egyptian leader in no way spoke for the Palestinian people.
Mr. Sadat met European Parliament President Simone Veil before making his speech. He said he hoped the visit was the start of a period of closer relations between Egypt and the 10-member community. Then he addressed the 334-member assembly. After introductions in French and German, Mr. Sadat spoke in English.