• Short Summary

    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya met in Tripoli, Libya on Sunday evening (10 June) to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East.

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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya met in Tripoli, Libya on Sunday evening (10 June) to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East.

    President Sadat had flown from Cairo Airport the same afternoon primarily to attend celebrations marking the third anniversary of the withdrawal of American troops from Libya on Monday (11 June).

    It was strongly rumoured that high on the list of priority subjects for discussion between the two Arab leaders was the speculative merger between the two countries.

    President Sadat flew out on a special aircraft accompanied by Air Vice-Marshal Hosny Moubarak, Commander of the Egyptian Air Force, General Mohamed Aly Fahmy, Commander of Air Defence and Mr. Ashraf Marawan, Presidential Secretary for Information.

    SYNOPSIS: A special aircraft stood by at Cairo Airport on Sunday to fly Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to Libya. President Sadat, was going to Tripoli to join the celebrations marking the third anniversary of the evacuation of American troops from Libya. It was strongly rumoured, however that a subject of high priority on the talks agenda between President Sadat and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, was the proposed merger between their two countries.

    Another topic of predictable importance the two leaders were to discuss was the latest developments in the Middle East, including last week's Untied Nations Security Council debate on the Middle East crisis. President Sadat was accompanied on the visit by several high ranking militarymen and government officials.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SKRTY10SCHN8UFEBHOKKRNSN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SKRTY10SCHN8UFEBHOKKRNSN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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