On Saturday (22 July) Indian Foreign Minister Swaran Singh was in Cairo, Egypt, for a short visit.
On Saturday (22 July) Indian Foreign Minister Swaran Singh was in Cairo, Egypt, for a short visit. He mat with Egypt's Foreign Minister Murad Ghaleb and President Anwar Sadat.
The discussions between these three men centred around President Sadat's move ordering Soviet military personnel out of the country. Recent events in the Indian sub-continent, including the recent Indian-Pakistan summit, were also discussed.
Also on Saturday, another group was meeting to discuss the Egyptian moves ending the Soviet military presence. Three hundred and sixty members of the Parliamentary Committee of the Arab Socialist Union announced its support for the expulsion following a two-and-a-half hour session behind closed doors.
SYNOPSIS: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's decision to ask Soviet experts and advisers to leave his country was discussed in two quarters of Cairo Saturday. His decision was on the agenda of a meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Swaran Singh, who was on a short visit to Egypt. Egyptian Foreign Minister Murad Ghaleb and the Indian ambassador to Egypt sat in on the discussions which also touched on events in the Indian sub-Continent.
The conference between President Sadat and Foreign Minister Singh was only the first meeting of the day touching on the expulsion of the Soviet personnel....In the People's Council, or Parliament, a committee of President Sadat's Arab Socialist Union party mat to discuss President Sadat's move against the Soviet Union.
Mr. Hafez Badawy, Speaker of the Council, announced after the emergency session of the three-hundred and sixty members that the committee supported President Sadat's action. The two-and-a-half hour meeting was held behind closed doors.