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Peace Talks Problems Are Being Handled As a Packa Ge

February 23, 1979
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The leaders of the Egyptian, Israeli and U.S. delegations continued their discussions on completing at Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty under continued news blackout conditions at Camp David. At the beginning of the second day of deliberations today, a joint statement issued at the State Department said that Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Egyptian Prime Minister Mustapha Khalil and Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan continued their talks “aimed at finding solutions to the outstanding problems in the negotiations.”

“All the ministers-agree that these remaining problems should be handled as a package and they are approaching them in that manner,” the joint statement said. “In their talks today, they are discussing the various elements of that package.”

State Department spokesman Hodding Carter refused to discuss any details nor would he comment on whether oil that Israel seeks is a subject of the discussion. “My instructions are even clearer — not to be clear, “Carter said in telling reporters he would not be any clearer on “the form and substance” of the discussion of “the various elements of the overall package.”

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