• Short Summary

    The Shah of Iran left Egypt for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (10 January) after a one-day visit in which he expressed strong support for Egypt's Middle East peace efforts.

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    The Shah of Iran left Egypt for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (10 January) after a one-day visit in which he expressed strong support for Egypt's Middle East peace efforts. He was given a big welcome when he arrived in the Nile River town of Aswan, and talks with Egypt's President Sadat began almost immediately. The talks were held in private at a hotel on a island in the Nile.

    SYNOPSIS: Before his departure of Riyadh, the Shah held a joint news conference in Aswan with President Sadat. He predicted that the peace initiative would meet with success.

    The Iranian leader left Egypt as he had arrived, with full ceremony. Although Iran has played on active behind-the-scenes role in the search for peace, the visit was the first public demonstration that the Shah had thrown his considerable political influence behind the Sadat initiative. The Shah's visit was important for the Egyptians because of recent contacts between Iran and Israel, and also because of Iran's role as Israel's primary oil supplier.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1CVJTYG6YFUD7F38QSYUJVMN2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CVJTYG6YFUD7F38QSYUJVMN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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