Mustafa Khalil, 88, a former Egyptian prime minister and an architect of the 1979 Camp David peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, has died.
He died Saturday at a Cairo hospital where he was being treated for an unspecified illness, the state news agency MENA said.
Mr. Khalil, as former secretary-general of the ruling Arab Socialist Union party, accompanied President Anwar el-Sadat in his visit to Jerusalem in November 1977. The visit paved the way for the talks mediated by President Jimmy Carter.
Mr. Khalil served as prime minister from 1978-80, 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.