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Weizman Visiting Egypt

Former Defense Minister Ezer Weizman, who arrived yesterday in Cairo for a private visit, but as a guest of Egyptian Foreign Minister Kamal Hassan Ali, was given a warm welcome and was met at the airport by Minister of State for foreign Affairs Butras Ghali and by Mrs. Ali whose husband was meeting with President Anwar Sadat at the time.

Weizman was received with applause in coffee houses and hotels he visited. He was due to meet Sadat later today. At the airport, Weizman said that his visit is further proof that the normalization process between Israel and Egypt is continuing. He arrived on an Egyptian plane together with 100 other tourists from Israel. However, he said he regretted the delay in the autonomy talks, saying that every day that passes without on achievement is a serious loss to peace.