Egyptian Vice President Honsi Mubarak left France on Thursday (15 December) after talks with the French President, Giscard d'Estaing, and the French Prime Minister, Raymond Barre.
SV PAN: Vice-President Honsi Mubarak arrives and enters the Premier's office in Paris.
CU AND SV INTERIOR: Mubarak with French Premier Raymond Barre.
GV: guard outside Elysee Palace
SV AND CU: Mubarak's car with Egyptian flag. (2 shots)
CU: Mubarak talks to newsmen on steps of palace in English (2 shots)
MUBARAK: "I've just informed President Giscard d'Estaing about all the present situation of the Middle East problem. And even told him what is our future plan, concerning pushing the peace process as quickly as possible.
We spoke about the participation of France in the guarantee, which we consider very important, that France should participate and take her share in the guarantees in our problem."
NEWSMEN: "What kind of guarantees?"
MUBARAK: "The guarantees are so many but I can't explain to you."
NEWSMAN: "Give us one."
OTHER NEWSMAN: "Military guarantees?"
MUBARAK: "In different directions."
NEWSMAN: "You're going to Rabat. Who are you going to see there ?"
MUBARAK: "Who could you imagine I'm going to see? King Hassan, of course."
NEWSMAN: "Do you have the name of any Israeli leader you're going to meet in Rabat?"
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Background: Egyptian Vice President Honsi Mubarak left France on Thursday (15 December) after talks with the French President, Giscard d'Estaing, and the French Prime Minister, Raymond Barre. Before he left he told reporters that he was very optimistic about peace prospects in the Middle East.
SYNOPSIS: Half of Mr Mubarak's five-day visit to France was spent visiting nuclear power stations, but his meetings with France's leaders attracted most attention from newsmen.
His first meeting was at the Prime Minister's office with Raymond Barre, on Wednesday night (14 December) at which he briefed the French Prime Minister on the current Cairo peace conference. He later told reporters the purpose of the talks was to explain everything concerning Egypt's initiative and Middle East problems.
The next day at the Presidential Palace Mr Mubarak discussed the possibility of french guarantees for a Middle East settlement.