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SUMMITS AND PEACE AGREEMENTS


President Sadat Signing a Document with President Reagan Looking On;
Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library.

Remarks by President Richard Nixon and President Anwar Sadat
June 12, 1974; Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.
Presidents Sadat and Nixon exchange words of adulation and discuss dreams of peace in the Middle East as Nixon arrives in Egypt for the first time as president.

Remarks by Presidents Nixon and Sadat on the signing of the “Principles of Relations and Cooperation between Egypt and the United States" June 14, 1974; Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.
President Nixon reemphasizes the U.S.’s commitment to the Principles. President Sadat maintains that three issues remain necessary for a stable Middle East – reinforcement of the disengagement plans, recognition of Palestinian rights, and renewed relationships with the United States.

Text of the “Principles of Relations and Cooperation between Egypt and the United States”
June 14, 1974; Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.

Remarks on the Signing of the “Principles of Relations and Cooperation Between Egypt and the United States”
June 14, 1974
Courtesy of the National Archives
President Nixon and Sadat comment on this step towards the betterment of bilateral relations.

Text of the “Principles of Relations and Cooperation Between Egypt and the United States”
June 14, 1974
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
A four part agreement to outline the general principles of bilateral relations, create a joint cooperation committee, share civilian nuclear technology, and create joint working groups to prepare ideas for cooperation.

White House Statement Announcing Israeli and Egyptian Agreement to Attend the Camp David Summit
August 8, 1978
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
The White House Press Secretary issues an announcement of the Camp David Summit.

Joint Statement from President Sadat, President Carter, and Prime Minister Begin at the Beginning of the Camp David Summit
September 6, 1978
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
A joint prayer for peace and success at Camp David.

Remarks by President Sadat, President Carter, and Prime Minister Begin Upon Conclusion of the Camp David Summit
September 17, 1978
The three leaders sum up their analysis of the Camp David Summit.

The Camp David Framework for Peace in the Middle East
September 17, 1978
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
The text of the Camp David Accords that led to lasting peace between Egypt and Israel.

Various Letters Regarding the Camp David Summit
September 17-22, 1978
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Correspondence between President Carter, President Sadat, and Prime Minister Begin following the Camp David Summit.

Framework for Peace in the Middle East Agreed at Camp David
September 19, 1978
Outline of the Middle East Peace Accords resulting from the Camp David Summit, attended by President Sadat, Prime Minister Begin and President Carter.

Congratulations from President Carter to President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin on winning the Nobel Peace Prize
October 27, 1978
Courtesy of the National Archives of College Park
President Carter commends the two leaders for their work towards peace.

Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty
March 26, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
The text of the peace treaty between the two nations who had previously been in a state of belligerency since 1967.

Various Letters Concerning the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty
March 26, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Correspondence between Presidents Carter, Sadat, and Prime Minister Begin on the conclusion of the peace treaty.

Remarks on the Signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty
March 26, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Carter, Sadat, and Begin all remark on the formal conclusion to the peace negotiations.

Statements by President Carter, President Sadat, and Prime Minister Begin on the First Anniversary of the Camp David Accords
September 17, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
The three leaders commemorate the Camp David Accords as well as the peace that followed.


  Jimmy Carter Greets Anwar Sadat at Camp David; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unite: 2-5 Mrs. Carter in Texas; rest: Camp David Summit – Arrival of President Sadat, 09/06/1978; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].


  President of Egypt Anwar Sadat and Jimmy Carter Meet at the Beginning of the Camp David Summit; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Camp David Summit mtg – President Carter with President Sadat on the patio, 09/06/1978; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].


Anwar Sadat and Menahem Begin Shake Hands as Jimmy Anwar Sadat and Menahem Begin Greet Each For Their First Meeting at the Camp David Summit as Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter Watch; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Summit Meeting at Camp David – President Carter, President Sadat, Prime Min. Begin, 09/07/1978; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].


Anwar Sadat and Jimmy Carter at Camp David; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Photos taken on 09/14/1978; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].


Anwar Sadat and Menahem Begin at the U.S. Capitol for Jimmy Carter’s Speech on the Camp David Accords; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Photographs Taken on 09/18/1978; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].


Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter and Menahem Begin at the Camp David Accords Signing Ceremony; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Signing Framework for Peace, 09/17/1978; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].


Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter and Menahem Begin at the Camp David Accords Signing Ceremony; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Signing Framework for Peace, 09/17/1978; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].


Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter and Menahem Begin at the Camp David Accords Signing Ceremony; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Signing Framework for Peace, 09/17/1978; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].

 

Middle East Peace Settlement: Exchange Between Carter, Begin and Sadat
September 22, 1978
Letters exchanged during the negotiations for a peace treaty in the Middle East.



Camp David Peace Accords


President Anwar Sadat and his wife, Jehan, are welcomed to the White House by President and Mrs. Carter on April 4, 1977.



Presidents Carter and Sadat and Prime Minister Begin shake hands upon signing the “Treaty of Peace between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel” on November 20, 1977.



Letter from Ambassador Hermann Eilts to President Jimmy Carter
October 1978; Courtesy of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
Via Ambassador Eilts, President Sadat expresses his belief that President Carter should have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Statement made by Ambassador Sol Linowitz
September 3, 1980; Courtesy of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin reconfirm their commitment to the Camp David Accords and to future negotiations.