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Normalization Talks Wind Up

September 18, 1981
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Israeli and Egyptian experts wound up several days of talks here on advancing the normalization process today without reaching agreement on several issues. The Egyptians are returning to Cairo for consultations with their government before the talks continue.

The two major points on which Israelis and Egyptians disagree relate to tourist installations in Sinai and the granting of visas to Israelis who want to visit Egypt.

Cairo announced yesterday that all tourists, including Israelis, who visit Sinai after Israel completes its withdrawal next April will be required to purchase $120 worth of Egyptian currency. Egypt rejected a request by Israel to exempt its tourists from the procedures applied to others. The Egyptians said they were not interested in promoting cheap tourism.

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