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Mideast Developments / Camp David Summit #55561

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming Camp David, MD, summit meeting of President Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin noted. Senate Foreign Relations Committee members meeting at White House and later formal announcement of summit plans by Press Secretary Jody Powell stated. Films shown. [POWELL - makes announcement. Notes Secretary of State Cyrus Vance brought Carter word of acceptances from Begin and Sadat.] Vance's continued mtgs. with Sadat in Alexandria, Egypt, mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Alexandria, Egypt) Report on talks in Alexandria; Sadat's statements about reasons for accepting summit invitation and Vance's about United States role in peace efforts noted. [VANCE - says United States is ready to become full partner in peace process.] Meaning of United States as full partner examined; possibility of US presenting own peace plan stated.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Tel Aviv, Israel) [BEGIN - hopes for breakthru at summit. Knows of no US plans to pressure for any conditions. Says there's no agenda for summit as yet. Describes feelings for Sadat, because of Jerusalem visit, in spite of name-calling that's been done.] Impt. of summit to each leader involved outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Examination of Camp David as scene of talks given. Mtg. there between Nikita Khrushchev and Dwight Eisenhower mentioned. Film shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill

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