• Short Summary

    Continuing his tour of Arab capitals, the Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, went to Qatar on Sunday (20 January), then on to neighbouring Abu Dhabi and Algeria the following day (21st January).

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    Continuing his tour of Arab capitals, the Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, went to Qatar on Sunday (20 January), then on to neighbouring Abu Dhabi and Algeria the following day (21st January).

    At a press conference in Algiers on Tuesday (22nd January) President Sadat said there were no differences of opinion between his country's policies and Algeria. His eighteen hour visit, during which he had four hours of talks with President Houari Boumedianne, was the last leg of president Sadat's five day tour. After talks with King Hassan of Morocco in Rabat, President Sadat is expected to return to Cairo.

    At his press conference in Algiers, President Sadat indicated that he favoured an ???sing of the Arab oil embargo against the United States as a measure of appreciation for its Middle East peace efforts. President Sadat also said he was prepared to meet King Hussein of Jordan if the King publicly recongnised the right of the Palestians to attend the Middle East peace conference in Geneva.

    Egypt's agreement with Israel on a troop disengagement along the Suez front is President Sadat's reason for making his Arab tour. He has been explaining the policies which led to it. In Algiers, he said top priority must now be given to disengaging the force on the Syrian front.

    In the Qatar capital, Doha, President Sadat began his talks with Qatar's ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamed al-Thani as soon as they arrived at the Emir's palace. After the President had left, it was announced in Doha that the Emir had assured President Sadat of his continued support for the brother states which had jointly confronted Israel "until all occupied Arab territory is liberated and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people are restored."
    SYNOPSIS: President Sadat of Egypt's tour of Arab capitals took him to the Gulf state Qatar on Sunday for talks with the ruler, Sheikh Khalifa.

    Qatar, like the other Arab Gulf States, pledged massive financial aid to Egypt and Syria during the war with Israel and more afterwards for reconstruction.

    There were reports that the Emir's promise of support indicated continued financial aid and gave evidence that Qatar had accepted the Egyptian arguments for its first step towards a full Middle East peace settlement. During the Doha talks, Middle East developments and bilateral relations were also reported to have been discussed.

    After making his farewells the President went from Qatar to the neighbouring Gulf state of Abu Dhabi. There he stressed the need to reach a disengagement agreement on the Syrian front.

    The Egyptian President's tour had already taken him to Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain before Qatar. After Abu Dhabi, President Sadat went on to Algiers, arriving there on Monday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3HZ2BOWF7HDXPNSUU1E1YZDD1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HZ2BOWF7HDXPNSUU1E1YZDD1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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