JERUSALEM (Aug. 29)
President Anwar Sadat is scheduled to arrive in Haifa Sept. 4 for a three-day visit. In preparation for this visit, Premier Menachem Begin went to see President Yitzhak Navon today to brief him on the upcoming talks.
“I hope there will be friendly talks as we had in Alexandria,” Begin said following the meeting. “The agenda was not fixed in advance, so there will be a free discussion about the problems facing Israel and Egypt in the wake of the peace treaty.”
Begin said he might bring up the question of the oil supply from Egypt to Israel once Israel withdraws from the oil fields at the end of November. Navon said he did not intend to conduct negotiations with Sadat. “I would like first of all to know him personally, to have the opportunity of an exchange of views in general terms, and especially to discuss how to give the sense of peace to both the Egyptian and the Israeli people.”