• Short Summary

    Soviet Defence Minister Andrei Grechko arrived in Cairo and Sunday (May 14) for a four-day visit to Egypt.

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    GV Cairo Airport
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    MV Grechko down aircraft steps
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    SCU Sadak talking with Soviet Ambassador
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    CU Sadak greets Grechko
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    MV Soviet and Egyptian flags flying
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    MV ZOOM OUT inspects guard of honour
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    CU Grechko and Sadak salute
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    GV Other Soviet chiefs salute
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    MV Sadak and Grechko leaving airport
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    MV Soviet and Egyptian flags flying
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    SCU INT. Sadat seated
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    SCU Grechko seated
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    MV Grechko and Sadat talking (4 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Soviet Defence Minister Andrei Grechko arrived in Cairo and Sunday (May 14) for a four-day visit to Egypt. Within hours of his arrival, Marshal Grechko had started his first round of talks with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

    Military matters were naturally expected to predominate during discussion. Marshal Grechko had just flown in from Syria where he was reported to have signed several agreements increasing Soviet military aid.

    President Sadat took the opportunity of Marshal Grechko's visit to warn critics of Egypt's close ties with the Soviet Union the he expected to see the relationship prosper politically, militarily and economically.

    SYNOPSIS: Flying to Cairo after important Middle East talks in Syria was Soviet Defence Minister Andrei Grechko. He arrived on Sunday at the start of a four-day visit. He's reportedly just signed new military aid agreements in Syria.

    Egyptian War Minister Mohamed Sadak led the welcome for Marshal Grechko. While in Cairo, the Soviet Minister was expected to engage in some new rounds of important military negotiations. At the moment of his arrival, Egypt's President Sadat was making a bitter attack on critics of Cairo's friendship with the Soviet Union in a speech t the National Assembly. He declared that he hoped to see the relationship prosper on a political, military and economic basis.

    Later on Sunday, President Sadat and Marshal Grechko met for their first round of talks. Tit was expected that these would continue President Sadat's negotiations in Moscow last month. The, for the first time, the Kremlin supported the use of a variety of means to liberate Arab territories occupied by Israel. In his latest national address, President Sadat has repeated his warning that a battle with Israel is inevitable.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EOUWWAQD4DXRS05AWJE4BMSU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EOUWWAQD4DXRS05AWJE4BMSU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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