President William Tolbert of Liberia visited the Egyptian Embassy not far from Monrovia the Liberian capital on Tuesday (28 September), and signed the Condolence Book on the first anniversary of President Nasser's death.
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Background: President William Tolbert of Liberia visited the Egyptian Embassy not far from Monrovia the Liberian capital on Tuesday (28 September), and signed the Condolence Book on the first anniversary of President Nasser's death.
The President, who was accompanied by the acting Secretary of State Ernest Eastman and members of the cabinet, was welcomed by Egyptian Ambassador Zada and other prominent Egyptians resident in Liberia.
SYNOPSIS: Liberian President William Tolbert on Tuesday (28 September) visited the Egyptian Embassy in Congo Town, 7 miles (11.2 metered) from the capital Monrovia. His visit was to mark the first anniversary of the death of Egypt's former leader, President Nasser. President Tolbert was received at the Embassy by Ambassador Zada, and other prominent Egyptians resident in the country.
Later, when he and members of his cabinet had been ushered in, President Tolbert signed the official condolence book. As Vice-President late last year, President Tolbert was invited by the Government of Egypt for a week's visit, during which he met President Anwar Sadat and other Government officials. Now as President, he was conveying the nation's sympathy on the anniversary of the passing of a great Egyptian leader.
There have been world-wide recognitions of the Anniversary, while in Cairo huge crowds surrounded the burial Mosque on the outskirts of Cairo, in a massive outpouring of affection and grief. President Nasser's successor, Anwar Sadat, visited the Mosque after making a short speech to the nation.