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Morsi and Abbas Meet in Cairo, Discus...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
18 Jul 2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi received on Wednesday, July 18, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo in their first meeting since Morsi became President.
“We started our talks with His Excellency by congratulating him for being elected as President of Egypt, wishing him all success,” Abbas told reporters in a press conference after the meeting. The two leaders held talks on various Palestinian issues including the Middle East peace process and the developments of the political process between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
“We affirmed to him that now all doors are closed with regards to the political process (with Israel) and that we have only side communications, but the general relations and the like are still there between us and the Israeli side; we don’t want to cut them off or change them.” They also discussed the issue of inter-Palestinian reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, which is sponsored by Egypt.
Abbas told reporters that there was delay from Hamas side with regards to holding the agreed-upon elections.
Hamas officials point fingers back at Fatah and say that they suspended preparing for the elections due to the recent arrest of Hamas figures by Fatah in the West Bank.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
“We affirmed to His Excellency President that reconciliation for us means holding the elections. Until now, we don’t know the reasons that made Hamas delay registering the voters in the Gaza Strip, whose number is 300,000.” Abbas said that he did not ask Morsi to pressure Hamas to go on implementing the reconciliation agreement reached in Cairo.
The talks between Morsi and Abbas dealt with the financial crisis the Palestinian Authority is going through; Abbas said that Saudi Arabia provided the biggest assistance in this regard.
“Lifting the siege on the Gaza Strip is a national demand and we all have to work on achieving it,” Abbas said.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: July 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: July 18, 2012
Length: 0:02:08
Video Size: 105 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Pan left, external shot of the Presidency headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the meeting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
3- Medium shot, cameramen preparing their cameras to shoot
4- Zoom in, Abbas entering to start the press conference
5- Medium shot, reporters taking notes during the press conference
6- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
“We affirmed to him that now all doors are closed with regards to the political process (with Israel) and that we have only side communications, but the general relations and the like are still there between us and the Israeli side; we don’t want to cut them off or change them.” 7- Various shots of Abbas speaking in the press conference
8- Close up, logo of Egyptian Presidency
9- Wide shot, Abbas listening to the question of one of the reporters
10- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:
“We affirmed to His Excellency President that reconciliation for us means holding the elections. Until now, we don’t know the reasons that made Hamas delay registering the voters in the Gaza Strip, whose number is 300,000.” 11- Medium shot, cameraman shooting
12- Various shots of Abbas speaking in the press conference
13- Zoom out/pan right, Abbas concluding the press conference and leaving
14- Wide shot, the conference hall and attendees leaving