Jerusalem (Aug. 13)
Premier Menachem Begin will meet with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt on Aug. 24 or 25, it was learned here today. An official announcement of the forthcoming visit was expected in Alexandria tomorrow where the two leaders are to meet.
It now seems that Begin will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Defense Minister Ariel Sharon. If Sharon actually does accompany Begin, he will cancel his own 10-day official visit which was to have begun Aug. 19. Begin wants to meet with Sadat before he meets with President Reagan in Washington early next month.
The three Israeli officials will, in their meeting with Sadat, seek to reach a break through in the autonomy talks which have been stalled for more than a year. The Israeli ministerial committee on the autonomy talks, headed by Interior Minister Yosef Burg, will meet shortly to prepare the Israeli position on the talks at the meetings with Sadat and Reagan.