Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mubarak arrived in Paris on Sunday (11 December) for talks with President Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
GV: Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mubarak leaves plane at Orly airport in Paris and is greeted by French officials.
GV: Ceremonial guard on tarmac.
GV PAN: Officials walking on tarmac towards terminal building.
At the end of his visit to France, Mr. Mubarak was scheduled to fly to Morocco for talks with King Hassan on the latest developments in the Middle East. Morocco was the first Arab country to announce its full support for president Sadat's visit to Israel in November.
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Background: Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mubarak arrived in Paris on Sunday (11 December) for talks with President Valery Giscard d'Estaing. He had been invited to brief the French head of state on the latest Middle East peace moves.
SYNOPSIS: Before his talks with President Giscard and Prime Minister Raymond Barre, Vice president Mubarak was due to tour French nuclear energy centres and military installations during his official visit. His meeting with Premier Barre was arranged for December 15th, and with President Giscard the following day.
Mr. Mubarak made no comment to reporters when he arrived at Orly airport, but Reuters News Agency said in Cairo that he was taking with him a verbal message from President Anwar Sadat. When he left Egypt the Vice President praised French support for his country's peace moves. According to the semi-official Cairo newspaper Al-Ahram, Mr. Mubarak was visiting France at the invitation of the government. His talks with president Giscard were due to take place a day after the opening of the Cairo summit meeting called by President Sadat.