A Soviet-Egyptian summit meeting could be held in the near future, according to Egyptian Prime Minister Aziz Sidky.
A Soviet-Egyptian summit meeting could be held in the near future, according to Egyptian Prime Minister Aziz Sidky. The announcement came as Dr. Sidky was briefing a joint session of Parliament and the Central Committee of the country's sole political organisation, the Arab Socialist Union.
The Wednesday night (25 Oct) meeting, also attended by President Anwar Sadat, followed Dr Sidky's talks last week with Kremlin leaders in Moscow. The Prime Minister said that the Soviet Union has pledged to strengthen Egypt's armed forces, but he did not spell out the Soviet pledge.
Dr Sidky said his latest talks with Soviet leaders had succeeded in removing the frost which has settled on relations between Cairo and Moscow after the expulsion of Soviet military advisers this past summer.
He referred to the acceptance by Soviet Communist Party leader Leonid Brezhnev, Premier Alexei Kosygin and President Nikolai Podgorny of President Sadat's invitation to visit Egypt. Dr Sidky said no dates had been set for the planned Egyptian-Soviet summit, although it is expected to be held soon.