The Camp David Accords was important because it established a structure for the historic peace treaty between Egypt and Israel in March of 1979. It was signed by United States President Jimmy Carter, Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
From the beginning of his administration, President Carter looked forward to ending the Egypt-Israel dispute. This led to the establishment of the Geneva Conference, which was supposed to handle to dispute. Carter and U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance met with several Arab and Israel leaders to negotiate for a return to Geneva. The historical event occurred at Camp David in Catoctin Mountain Park, Maryland, the U.S president's country retreat.