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Egypt Agrees That Israel Will Remove All Its Equipment when It Evacuates Sinai Next Year

August 28, 1981
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Egypt has agreed that Israel will remove all equipment from airfields it is to evacuate in the Sinai by next April but leave the infrastructure intact, according to Defense Minister Ariel Sharon who retumed from Cairo this evening.

Sharon stayed on in Egypt for an additional day, after Premier Menachem Begin and his party had left yesterday, for additional talks on the Israel’s withdrawal from Sinai. He said he and Egyptian ministers and officials had worked out general policy lines on extending of normal relations between the two countries.

Committees are to be named and meet alternately in Israel and Egypt to discuss details concerning border problems, including civil aviation, police and customs cooperation, and communications. Sharon’s aides said the Egyptians had indicated that they might be interested in buying fixtures in the Yamit sector villages to be handed back to Egypt, but did not insist on them being left, saying they “already had plans for the area.”

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