JERUSALEM (Sep. 1)
President Yitzhok Navon sent a message today to Egyptian President Anwar Sodat accepting his invitation to visit Egypt. Navon did not ask to appear before the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo as a return gesture to Sadat’s appearance before the Knesset three years ago. The visit will probably take place next month.
Navon today received Egypt’s Ambassador to Israel, Sood Mortoda, and gave him a copy of the message, whose original was sent through the Israel Embassy-in Cairo. Coming out of the President’s residence, Mortoda said the visit was likely to contribute to the improvement of relations between the two countries. Mortada also said he hoped a summit between Sadat and Premier Menachem Begin would take place soon, adding in Hebrew: “Im irtze hashem” (God willing).