Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrived in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, on Sunday (27 July) on his way to the summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity in Uganda.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrived in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, on Sunday (27 July) on his way to the summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity in Uganda. He was greeted at the airport by Sudanese President Jaafar El-Nimeiry and other officials as well as some traditional dancers.
Before leaving Cairo, the Egyptian capital, President Sadat met with Dr. Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General of the United Nations. Dr. Waldheim flew to cairo for consultations immediately after the U.N. had approved a three month extension of its peace keeping force in the Middle East. Egypt had threatened to withdraw its approval of the force's mandate.
In Khartoum, President Sadat told a news conference that his country's military was on a 24-hour alert and was fully mobilised. He said Israel's recent rejection of the latest Egyptian peace proposal for the area would be of no use because Egypt had the initiative and would never give it up.
Both President Sadat and President Nimeiry renewed the Arab demand that Israel withdraw from occupied Arab lands. They called on the U.N. to implement its resolutions calling for an Israeli withdrawal saying that Israel's position was not conducive to efforts to restore a durable peace in the area.
Later the two men left together for the OAU summit where the subject of the Middle East is also likely to come up. A resolution calling for Israel's expulsion from the U.N. for its alleged refusal to comply with u.N. Resolutions to withdraw its troops has been drafted by the OAU's Council of Ministers which has been in Kampala preparing for this week's summit.