• Short Summary

    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, in France for a three-day state visit, has made no secret of the fact that he is on an arms hunt, and has stated that he must diversify his arms supplies because of the Soviet Union's refusal to send new weapons to Egypt.

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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, in France for a three-day state visit, has made no secret of the fact that he is on an arms hunt, and has stated that he must diversify his arms supplies because of the Soviet Union's refusal to send new weapons to Egypt.

    Officials in Paris said that the Egyptian President is expected to buy up 120 Mirage fighter-bombers, following talks with the French President Valery Giscaro d'Estaing.

    On Tuesday (28 January), the day after his arrival, President Sadat toured an armaments plant which builds the sophisticated Crotale anti-aircraft missile weapons system. Egypt is interested in a new version of the Crotale, known as Shahin -- Arabic for falcon -- a bird used by the Arabs for desert hunting.

    While her husband was investigating modern French technology Mrs. Sadat was taking a look at France's most famous collection of works of art. During a visit to the Louvre she saw famous sculptures and paintings by European and Egyptian artists.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PJPXDLU8VNIS2DU41U569QJ4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PJPXDLU8VNIS2DU41U569QJ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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