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Carter: Cabinet Action Means All Outstanding Issues in Peace Talks Have Been Successfully Resolved

March 15, 1979
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President Carter declared today that as a result of the Israeli Cabinet’s action this morning “all of the outstanding issues in the negotiations between Israel and Egypt have now been successfully resolved. “His statement, released by the White House only hours after the President landed at Andrews Air Force Base on his triumphal return from the Middle East, referred to the Cabinet’s 15-0 vote approving the two final proposals agreed to by Premier Menachem Begin and President Anwar Sadat.

“I am extremely pleased that the Israeli Cabinet has approved the two remaining proposals that discussed with Prime Minister Begin on Monday Prime Minister Begin has just called me with this good news. This means that all of the outstanding issues in the negotiations between Egypt and Israel have now been successfully resolved,” Carter said.

As in his brief remarks after landing at 12:30 a.m. today, the President’s statement was filled with praise for both Begin and President Anwar Sadat.” At this historic moment, I want to congratulate the great leaders of both countries for their leadership and the courage they have consistently demonstrated. The peace which their peoples so clearly need and want is close to a reality. I am proud that our country has been able to assist these two long-time adversaries along the path of reconciliation and to word future cooperation,” Carter said.

He added, “We stand ready to help in the implementation of the peace treaty, in the negotiations that lie ahead on other issues of concern and in working with these two friends to build a stable and peaceful Middle East.” (See related stories.)

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