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    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat told a special meeting of the People's Assembly in Cairo on Saturday (15 May) that two basic principles were currently inspiring Egyptian politics.

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    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat told a special meeting of the People's Assembly in Cairo on Saturday (15 May) that two basic principles were currently inspiring Egyptian politics.

    In a message read by the Assembly speaker, El Sayed Sayed Marei, President Sadat said the principles were the recovery of the occupied Arab lands from the Israelis and the restoration of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

    President Sadat said Egypt would work for this with all its determination and force.

    On domestic politics, he said no effort would be pared to restore Egypt's economy which had been "bled white" by four years' war with Israel.

    President Sadat also affirmed his government's intention to work for political liberty, national unity and social justice.

    The message was read to mark the fifth anniversary of the crushing of an attempt to overthrow President Sadat. He unmasked the plot in May, 1971.

    The quashing is now known as the "May 15 Corrective Revolution" and after it President Sadat initiated a series of liberal measures.

    SYNOPSIS: The People's Assembly building in Cairo, Egypt, where top officials gathered for a special sitting of the assembly on Saturday. It marked the fifth anniversary of the so-called May the fifteenth Corrective Revolution.

    The speaker of the Assembly, El Sayed Sayed Marei, read a speech prepared by President Anwar sadat. In that, he President said two principles were currently inspiring Egyptian politics. These are the recovery of the occupied Arab lands from the Israelis and the restoration of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. He said Egypt would work for both with all its determination and force. On the domestic front, President Sadat said Egypt's economy must be restored. It has been bled white by four years' war with Israel.

    President Sadat also affirmed his government's intentions to work for political liberty, national unity and social justice. The Revolution followed the quashing of a plot to overthrow President Sadat in 1971. Numerous liberal measures were then introduced. These included closing concentration camps and the prevention of arrest without legal grounds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2KX2OTAH8RC4VS5DPEVYA7JC9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KX2OTAH8RC4VS5DPEVYA7JC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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    N/A

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