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Israel, Egypt Sign Accord to Increase Tourism Between the Two Countries

Israel and Egypt initialled an agreement to further tourist traffic between the two countries. It was initialled Friday at Ben Gurion Airport by Egyptian Tourist Minister Wajih Mohamed Shindi, as he returned home to Cairo from a three-day visit to Israel, and his host here, Israeli Tourist Minister Avraham Sharir.

Sharir is to pay an official return visit to Cairo before the end of the year.

The agreement appoints joint teams which are to examine existing procedures and Formulate recommendations to improve traffic in both directions and work out a detailed plan to be signed when the two ministers meet at an international trade fair in Berlin in March 1986.


Shindi said before leaving that there could be no retreat from peace, and the only way is to go forward. He said his visit to Israel had been fruitful and of benefit to both countries.

“We are partners in peace. There is no way back. We can only go forward. Time is of the essence, and the peace process must go forward,” Shindi said in a short prepared statement.