In Egypt President Anwar Sadat met members of his National Democratic Party in Cairo on Wednesday (11 October).
GV PAN & CU Illuminated signs outside National Democratic Party Headquarters building, Cairo
CU General Secretary of the party, Mr. Fikry Makram Ebied arriving at headquarters.
CU PAN Vice President Mr. Muhammad Mubarek arriving at headquarters.
CU Prime Minister Mustafa Khalil arriving.
SV President Anwar Sadat arriving and being greeted.
SV PAN INTERIOR President Sadat with party officials seated.
CU President Sadat.
CU Mr. Ebied seated, with President Sadat. (2 SHOTS)
SV PAN Members of party seated in hall, and applauding as President Sadat and senior party members enter. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: In Egypt President Anwar Sadat met members of his National Democratic Party in Cairo on Wednesday (11 October). His regular meetings with the Party members are intended to keep them informed about government policies and the peace talks involving Israel and the United States.
SYNOPSIS: The meeting took place at the National Democratic Party headquarters in Cairo. Earlier in the day, four former politicians who served under the late President Nasser appealed to President Sadat to reconsider the Camp David accords. They said the accords with Israel would isolate Egypt and weaken Arab unity. The four had been members of the Revolutionary Command which overthrew the monarchy in 1952.
General Secretary of the Party, Mr. Fikry Makram Ebied arrived at the headquarters followed by Vice-President Mr. Mohammed Mubarek and Prime Minister, Dr. Mustafa Khalil.
President Sadat's recent cabinet shuffle brought in some new faces. He ordered the reshuffle after the Camp David summit, saying that it would result from the signing of a peace treaty with Israel.
President Sadat relies on his party's support to counter what he calls the 'leftist attack on the achievements of the summit'. On Tuesday (10 October) Egypt's delegation to the Washington Pace Treaty talks with Israel left with firm instructions to return home and reject any agreement if Egypt's land and sovereignty were affected. But President Sadat said he was confident that the talks would not run into such obstacles, and observers say he is warmly supported by most party members.