Egypt's President Anwar Sadat flew into London, on Thursday (6 November) and told reporters he would be asking the British government for all kinds of arms.
Egypt's President Anwar Sadat flew into London, on Thursday (6 November) and told reporters he would be asking the British government for all kinds of arms. It was the first visit to Britain by an Egyptian Head of State since the 1956 Suez conflict.
President Sadat is on his way home to Cairo after a ten day visit to the United States where he obtained in principle an agreement for Egypt to buy two nuclear power plants.
The President, was met at the airport by British Prime Minister, Mr. Harold Wilson and other top government officials.
At a press conference after his arrival in London, President Sadat said he wanted Britain to take part in the peace talks in Geneva and to play a major role in any Middle East peace initiative.
The President said that as well as arms he would ask for economic and technological aid.
President sadat said he had discussions with the British government before about the obtaining of arms. This time he hopped the discussion would be "more specific".
The President said that he was not asking Britain to take either one side or the other over the Middle East question. All he wanted from the British government was an objective view of the problem.