• Short Summary

    Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, had an unscheduled final meeting with the French President, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, on the Lebanese crisis and weapon sales on Monday (5 April) before leaving France to continue his European tour.

  • Description

    Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, had an unscheduled final meeting with the French President, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, on the Lebanese crisis and weapon sales on Monday (5 April) before leaving France to continue his European tour.

    The final round of talks took place at the Elysee Palace, Paris where President Sadat told journalists that his discussions with the French President had included a complete review of the crisis in the Lebanon.

    President Sadat arrived in Paris on Saturday (3 April) after an official visit to West Germany. According to Egyptian and French Government officials, his stay in Paris was part of an agreement to maintain regular consultations with the French President.

    The major reason for the visit was an agreement aimed at securing French military co-operation in building up Egypt's arms industry.

    President Sadat said that his main objective is to reach a long term arms agreement with France now that Egypt has ended its friendship and co-operation treaty with the Soviet Union.

    During his stay, President Sadat announced he was cancelling the Soviet Navy's facility rights at Egyptian ports.

    While in Paris, President Sadat referred to the strained relations between Egypt and Libya and said that he was concerned about a Soviet arms build-up in Libya.

    Mr. Sadat left Paris for Some - the next stage of his European tour.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1X1ACGE9EQ7H0YCRL1B9V89XO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1X1ACGE9EQ7H0YCRL1B9V89XO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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