Mustafa Khalil, an architect of Egypt-Israeli peace treaty, dies at 88

Mustafa Khalil, an architect of Egypt-Israeli peace treaty, dies at 88

By The Associated Press


Sourced from www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/991160.html

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Mustafa Khalil, a former Egyptian prime minister who was an architect of the 1979 Camp David peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, has died, the state news agency reported Sunday. He was 88.
MENA, the Egyptian state news agency said Khalil died late Saturday in a Cairo hospital, where he was being treated for an unspecified illness.
Khalil – then secretary-general of the ruling Arab Socialist Union part –
accompanied late president Anwar Sadat in his historic visit to Jerusalem in November 1977. The visit paved the way for the negotiations mediated by then-U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Khalil, who served as prime minister from 1978-1980, then headed the Egyptian team in negotiations with the Israelis at Camp David, which ended with the 1979 peace deal, the first between an Arab nation and Israel.
Khalil contributed in serving the country for over 50 years and took part in making peace and building the basis of development, former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali told MENA in reaction to Khalil’s death.
“We continued negotiations together that ended in the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty that launched the peace process in the region,” said Boutros-Ghali, who – as deputy prime minister for foreign affairs – also went with Sadat on the Jerusalem trip and participated in the negotiations.
Dan Meridor, a former Israeli Cabinet secretary, said Khalil’s role at Camp David was essential.
“He was one of those who helped shift the Middle East from an era of conflict to an era of stability and peace,” said Meridor, who was a Cabinet secretary to former Israeli prime ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir in the early 1980s.
More recently, Khalil served as deputy chairman of ruling National Democratic Party. He stepped down in November.
He is survived by his wife, Nehal, a son, Hisham, and a daughter, Zeinab. President Hosni Mubarak was expected to attend Khalil’s funeral, scheduled for Monday, state newspapers reported.
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More recently, Khalil served as deputy chairman of ruling National Democratic Party, until stepping down in November.
He is survived by his wife, Nehal, a son, Hisham, and a daughter, Zeinab.
President Hosni Mubarak was expected to attend Khalil’s funeral, scheduled for Monday, state newspapers reported.

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/991160.html
08/06/2008
Associated Press writer Beth Marlowe contributed to this report from Jerusalem.

“We have negotiated the truce not out of weakness, but out of strength.”
– Mustafa Khalil

Associated Press writer Beth Marlowe contributed to this report from Jerusalem.
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Khalil died late Saturday in a Cairo hospital, where he was being treated for an unspecified illness, the Egyptian state news agency, MENA MENA Middle East & North Africa
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Khalil, as former secretary-general of the ruling Arab Socialist Union The Arab Socialist Union (Arabic: الاتّحاد الاشتراكى العربى, party, accompanied then-President Anwar Sadat in his historic visit to Jerusalem in November 1977. The visit paved the way for the negotiations mediated by then-U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Khalil, who served as prime minister from 1978-1980, then headed the Egyptian team in negotiations with the Israelis at Camp David, which ended with the 1979 peace deal, the first between an Arab nation and Israel.
“Khalil contributed in serving the country for over 50 years and took part in making peace and building the basis of development,” former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Arabic: بطرس بطرس غالي Coptic: BOYTPOC BOYTPOC ΓΑΛΗ) (born November 14, 1922) is an Egyptian diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations from told MENA in reaction to Khalil’s death.
“We continued negotiations together that ended in the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty that launched the peace process in the region,” said Boutros-Ghali, who — as deputy prime minister A Deputy Prime Minister or Vice Prime Minister is, in some countries, a government minister who can take the position of acting Prime Minister when the real Prime Minister is temporarily absent. for foreign affairs foreign affairs
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Affairs concerning international relations and national interests in foreign countries. — also went with Sadat on the Jerusalem trip and participated in the negotiations.
Dan Meridor, a former Israeli Cabinet secretary, said Khalil’s role at Camp David was essential.
“He was one of those who helped shift the Middle East from an era of conflict to an era of stability and peace,” said Meridor, who was a Cabinet secretary to former Israeli prime ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir in the early 1980s.
More recently, Khalil served as deputy chairman of ruling National Democratic Party. He stepped down in November.
He is survived by his wife, Nehal, a son, Hisham, and a daughter, Zeinab. President Hosni Mubarak was expected to attend Khalil’s funeral, scheduled for Monday, state newspapers reported.
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Associated Press writer Beth Marlowe contributed to this report from Jerusalem.

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