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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.”

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