INTRODUCTION: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has called on Palestinians to form a Government in exile as a way of moving a step closer to peace with Israel.
SV Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Egyptian official, ZOOM OUT PAN TO Austrian delegation and Chancellor Bruno Kreisky.
GV Chancellor Kreisky and Austrian delegation seated at table PAN TO Mr. Sadat and Egyptian delegation.
SV Mr. Kreisky (in centre) and delegates PAN TO delegates at round table.
SCU President Sadat talking to Mr. Kreisky at private meeting.
CU Sadat being asked question and answering.
SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)
REPORTER: "Mr. President when you urged the European Community to take a more active role as intermediaries between Israel and the PLO,are you in any kind of relationship with certain elements in the PLO leadership?"
SADAT: "No. We have the representative of the PLO in Cairo but I am not in contact with them at all. I have discussed this issue with Chancellor Kreisky also (INDISTINCT) in a very intense discussion because you know Chancellor Kreisky is playing a very important role especially with the Palestinians and the man enjoys our full respect in the area here, like it is in Europe also."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has called on Palestinians to form a Government in exile as a way of moving a step closer to peace with Israel. President Sadat issued the appeal on Sunday (15 February) after two hours of talks with Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, the head of a Socialist International fact finding mission to the Middle East. Mr. Sadat said all Palestinian factions, including those in the occupied areas and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) should meet to form what he called a "responsible Government".
SYNOPSIS: President Sadat revealed that his appeal to the Palestinians was one of several issues raised during his Cairo meeting with Chancellor Kreisky. But the Austrian leader did not publicly support the suggestion, saying he needed more time to evaluate the situation before forming an opinion.
At the end of their talks, President Sadat attacked Arab governments opposed to his peace efforts. He described them as being shattered and divided among themselves. Questioned about his latest Palestinian proposal, Mr. Sadat denied having any direct contact with the PLO leadership.