CAIRO (Dec. 20)
Israeli Defense Minister Ezer Weizman flew to Egypt today for a meeting with Egyptian Minister of War Gen. Mohammed Gamassy in Alexandria, the official Middle East News Agency announced. The announcement was made to newsmen covering the Cairo conference over the loudspeaker at Mena House, the hotel outside Cairo that is serving as conference headquarters.
Weizman, who was greeted by Gamassy at an air base near Alexandria, became the first Israeli minister to visit Egypt. His visit precedes by five days that of Premier Menachem Begin who will meet with President Anwar Sadat at Ismailia this Sunday. According to the announcement, Weizman requested the meeting with Gamassy. Some sources claimed that Weizman and Gamassy were discussing security arrangements in Sinai and the West Bank. (See full story P. 3.)