The United States Security Adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, arrived in Cairo on Sunday (18 March) to brief President Anwar Sadat on the talks he had with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
SV Egyptian President Anwar Sadat shaking hands with United States Adviser on National Security Affairs, Zbibniew Brzezinski (2 shots)
CU President Sadat greeting President Carter's son, Chip
SV Brzezinski seated in conversation with President Sadat
SCU Brzezinski speaking to newsmen in English
PALMER: "The Egyptian president greeted the American delegation cordially, but reserved his warmest embrace for President Carter's son, Chip, who accompanied Brzezinski on his visit to the Middle East. The meeting lasted an hour and twenty minutes. Later, Brzezinski spoke to reporters, dwelling mostly on the treaty itself, rather than on how Saudi Arabia and Jordan had reacted to it."
BRZEZINSKI: "We are even more convinced than ever before that the forthcoming peace treaty between Egypt and Israel is both the beginning and the cornerstone of a comprehensive peace treaty in the region, a peace treaty that can open the doors to greater prosperity, more progress, more stability in the entire region. We feel that we are on the eve of an important new era in this part of the world, and will continue our efforts to make sure that the progress already achieved continues, and widens, in its scope."
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Background: The United States Security Adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, arrived in Cairo on Sunday (18 March) to brief President Anwar Sadat on the talks he had with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The United States is seeking maximum Arab support for the new developments which President Carter has engineered for peace in the Middle East. John Palmer of NBC News reports.