• Short Summary

    Two important meetings were held in Cairo on Wednesday (13 Dec).

    Firstly, Prime Minister Aziz Sidky?

  • Description

    Two important meetings were held in Cairo on Wednesday (13 Dec).

    Firstly, Prime Minister Aziz Sidky president over a meeting of the Ministers' Council to appraise members of the results of his recent tour of the Gulf states.

    He had returned from abroad to find Parliament highly critical of his government's performance, particularly in the field of foreign policy. After two days of heated debate, parliament had approved a major Government policy statement. Dr Sidky, presenting a reply in Parliament, welcomed the criticism, and promised that the Egyptian Foreign Minister would appear before them to make a detailed statement on foreign policy. Political commentators said the Prime Minister appeared to dodge the point raised by some members that they did not accept government assurance that a plan for war with Israel had been completed.

    President Anwar Sadat held a meeting with the Arab Chiefs of Staff who had gathered in Cairo for a three day planning session. Earlier, they had completed work on a secret recommendation to the Arab League for a joint military confrontation with israel.

    SYNOPSIS: Prime Minister Aziz Sidky of Egypt attends a meeting of the Ministers' Council in Cairo.

    He wanted to give them details of the results from his recent trip to the Gulf Sates and about the government's foreign policy....particularly where Israel was concerned.

    Another important meeting in Cairo on Wednesday was between President Anwar Sadat and the Arab Chiefs of Staff. Representatives of the eighteen Arab League states attended. Earlier, they had discussed the Middle East situation and had completed work on a secret recommendation to the Arab League for a joint military confrontation with israel. They had been told by Egypt's War Minister, General Ahmed Ismail, that a lack of concerted military action would enable Israel to perpetuate its occupation of Arab lands. The war plan will be put to the Arab Defence Council meeting next month in Cairo.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZM2N6H0RIGEJMBET72Y1DEB2
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZM2N6H0RIGEJMBET72Y1DEB2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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