• Short Summary

    Hailed by thousands of celebrating Egyptians, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt travelled from Cairo to Alexandria on Sunday (24th June) to continue talks on the projected unification of their two countries -- and to plan strategy in the Arab confrontation with Israel.

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    Hailed by thousands of celebrating Egyptians, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt travelled from Cairo to Alexandria on Sunday (24th June) to continue talks on the projected unification of their two countries -- and to plan strategy in the Arab confrontation with Israel.

    Cheering crowds ran alongside the special train as it pulled out of Cairo to begin the 160 mile (250 km) journey to the seaside city of Alexandria -- Egypt's second capital. Even larger crowds were at Alexandria to meet the two leaders and to cheer them through the streets of the gaily-decorated town.

    Colonel Gaddafi had arrived in Cairo unexpectedly on Friday night (22nd June), and he had intensive talks with President Sadat soon after his arrival. The continuing discussions in Alexandria are expected to last several days.

    The planned union of the Libyan and Egyptian nations will follow a plebiscite in the two countries in September.

    SYNOPSIS: Thousands of cheering Egyptians were at Cairo station on Sunday to see off a special presidential train. On board were Egypt's President Sadat and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The two men were setting out for the seaside city of Alexandria -- where they were to continue talks about the projected merger between their two nations. As the train pulled out of the station, the crowd rushed alongside for a final glimpse of President Sadat and his Libyan guest.

    Colonel Gaddafi had arrived in Cairo unexpectedly on Friday, and the two leaders had already begun talks before leaving for Alexandria. Crowds lined the hundred-and-sixty-mils routs to Egypt's second city, and thousands more were waiting at the terminus.

    Discussions in Alexandria between President Sadat and Colonel Gaddafi were expected to last several days. The main topic was to e the proposed merger -- which will take place after a plebiscite in the two countries in September. But officials reported that the two leaders would also touch upon latest developments among Arab states in the confrontation with Israel.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BSU56VNUOFDHIWHF5FNXUY8Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BSU56VNUOFDHIWHF5FNXUY8Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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