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Mideast / Cairo Conference / Vance #249880

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1977
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(Studio) Opening of Cairo conference described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Giza, Egypt) Details given with regard to opening of conf., with United States, Egypt, Israel and United Nations in attendance, USSR and other Arab ntns. absent. [UN ambassador Esmat MEGUID - asks prayer from all for success of conf.] [Israeli delegation leader Eliahu BEN-ELISSAR - is glad to be here, to have met Meguid and hopes they'll become friends.] Goals of this conference toward future one in which Moshe Dayan, Secretary of State Vance and as yet unnamed Egyptian foreign minister will meet detailed. Raising of Israeli flag outside Mena House Hotel conf. site noted; dispute with regard to flying of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) flag at hotel and its resolution described.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Report on Secretary Vance's talks with Saudi Arabia leaders in Riyadh, re: current peace moves and OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) oil prices.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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