JERUSALEM (Nov. 24)
President Ephraim Katzir’s office in Jerusalem received a thank you letter from Egyptian President Anwar. Sadat yesterday. The letter, dated Nov. 22, was addressed to “His Excellency, Ephraim Katzir, President of the State of Israel, Jerusalem.” Katzir is currently in Mexico. The message was read to him on the phone by Premier Menachem Begin. The message stated:
“Dear Mr. President. It pleases me following my return back home to extend to your Excellency, the people of Israel, the speaker and members of the Knesset, as well as the members of the Israeli government, my most sincere appreciation and gratitude for the hospitality accorded me and my delegation during our sojourn in your country.
“I would like to avail myself on this occasion to convey, through you, to Mr. Menachem Begin my personal thanks for the invitation he addressed to me to visit your country and the constructive talks we had together with a view to achieving genuine peace based on justice.
“The audacious step taken by us amounts to an historical turning point in the destiny of our region, whose security and stability are closely linked with the security, stability and welfare of the whole world. Please accept, Mr. President, in my name and on behalf of the people of the Arab Republic of Egypt, my deep thanks and regards. With my highest consideration and appreciation, Mohammed Anwar el-Sadat.”