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    Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat returned home to Cairo on Thursday (24 June) at the end of ten-day discussion tour of four Middle East countries.

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    Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat returned home to Cairo on Thursday (24 June) at the end of ten-day discussion tour of four Middle East countries.

    SYNOPSIS: The aim of President Sadat's visit was to revive Arab solidarity which has been greatly undermined since the outbreak of the Lebanese civil strife 14 months ago.

    President Sadat was greeted on his arrival by his deputy, Vice President, Hosny Mobarek. During his ten days away, the President visited Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. In Iran he met several times with the Shah. The main topic of conversation was the Lebanese crisis. President Sadat said his country agreed with the suggestion that there should be French forces in the Lebanon. He said the main objective was to stop the bloodshed before things developed too fast.

    President Sadat's tour was considered of vital importance to the continuing solidarity between the Arab countries. He said on his arrival back, that the news of the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, Francis Meloy, had come as a great shock. The President was in Iran at the time and described the killing as a very vicious and outrageous crime. He said when all the facts were known about the murder, it would become the murder, it would become clear what was behind all that had happened in Lebanon since the outbreak of civil war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7OAO32VY2SE0WQ7COP0ZGIYVK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OAO32VY2SE0WQ7COP0ZGIYVK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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