On March 26th, 1979, in Washington, D.C., a peace agreement was signed between Egypt and Israel. The treaties, which were called the Camp David Accords, called for a complete Israeli withdrawal from Sinai. In return, Egypt would recognize Israel and maintain full diplomatic relations with her. In addition, the Sinai was to be demilitarized, with the United States providing troops to monitor its continuing demilitarization. President Carter's involvment was instrumental in bringing about the agreement.