Israeli agriculture Minister Mr. Ariel Sharon arrived in Cairo on Tuesday (16 October) for talks?
SV INTERIOR Israeli agriculture Minister Ariel Sharon with Dr. Mahmoud Daoud (Egyptian Agriculture Minister) and party entering visitors' lounge at Cairo airport
CU Cameramen filming
CU Sharon at microphone being asked question and replying about areas of agreement and disagreement on peace treaty. Dr. Daoud also speaks
SHARON: "I don't think so. I made one thing, and I kept doing it from the beginning, in the first met with the Egyptian delegations coming to Israel or myself coming in our delegation to Alexandria to speak friendly and to say exactly the truth and to put the facts straight on the table. We are ready to go very far in order to achieve peace. We have come far, and we are ready to go far, but there are things, and I also made it very clear that there are things which refers to our existence and security that we cannot do. We made it clear, we understand the difficulties, we are trying to solve the problem, but it's a good thing to know there are things that cannot be solved. But here this time, we are not dealing with these things, we are dealing, I think for the first time, not with any technical problem -- we are dealing with the implementation of the peace itself, and that is very important for the visit and therefore I am so thankful to my colleague. Dr. Daoud for inviting me here. Thank you."
DR. DAOUD: "I wish to thank Mr. Sharon for his speech, and I am really interested in what he says, that we are farmers, and farmers always respect the property of others. Thank you for Mr. Sharon to view that, and I hope that we will met again. Thank you."
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Background: Israeli agriculture Minister Mr. Ariel Sharon arrived in Cairo on Tuesday (16 October) for talks on relations between Israel and Egypt. It was the first time he had been in Egypt since 1973, when he was the General of the Israeli forces which crossed the Suez Canal. One of the main purpose of his mission was to discuss Israeli land settlements on the West Bank.