Egyptian Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Abed Rab El-Nabi Hafez arrived in Israel today at the head of a delegation of senior military officers, for a five-day official visit. He is returning the visit to Egypt by Israeli Chief of Staff Gen. Rafael Eitan last December.
The arrangements for the visit are similar to those made for Eitan in Egypt. The Egyptian army leader will visit an Air Force base, tour the production line of the Israel-designed Merhava tank, and will visit training bases and talk to senior Israeli officials. Before returning home Friday, the Egyptian delegation will be received by Defense Minister Ariel Sharon.