JERUSALEM (Sep. 3)
The following statement was made today in Alexandria by U.S. special envoy Sol Linowitz after meeting with President Anwar Sodat.
“On behalf of President Sodat and Prime Minister Menachem Begin, I am authorized to make the following statement: First, both parties have agreed that they are and remain firmly committed to the Camp David accords, and are convinced that they offer the only viable path toward a comprehensive peace in the Middle East. Both are determined to see that the process leads to a successful conclusion regardless of temporary difficulties that may arise along the way.
“Two, the parties recognize that for the negotiations to succeed they must rest on a find foundation of mutual trust and friendship, and they undertake to strengthen that foundation in the coming weeks. Three, the parties agreed to resume the autonomy negotiations at a mutually agreed date and to consult regarding the preparation; venue and timing of a summit meeting.”