• Short Summary

    The Shah of Iran and Empress Farah continued their five-day state visit to Egypt on Friday (10 January) with a visit to the historic Valley of the Kings at Luxor, in Upper Egypt.

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    The Shah of Iran and Empress Farah continued their five-day state visit to Egypt on Friday (10 January) with a visit to the historic Valley of the Kings at Luxor, in Upper Egypt.

    The were accompanied on this third day of their stay by President and Mrs. Sadat, although President Sadat left the party early during the tour.

    The party crossed the Nile to the west bank, just inland from which the historic site of many of the tombs of Egypt's pharaohs lies.

    The party was most impressed by a visit to the tomb of the boy King Tutenkhamun. The famous treasure of Tutenkhamun normally rests in the Cairo Museum. It is now touring the Soviet Union, following successful exhibitions in Europe.

    But more serious political matters are not being forgotten during the Shah's visit. Egyptian sources have said the two leaders have been discussing general strategy for the region and ways of bringing Iran closer to the Arabs.

    Iran has already promised Egypt one thousand million U.S. dollars (GBP435 million sterling) in aid. Indeed, this has already been transferred to the Egyptian-Iranian bank in Cairo. The money will be used for the restoration and development of the Suez Canal and surrounding industrial areas and to finance the purchase of 1,000 Iranian buses.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3OGP6S9W8ASI1TEXOSVFC7U0N
    Media URN:
    VLVA3OGP6S9W8ASI1TEXOSVFC7U0N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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