UAR President Anwar Sadat met his top aides today (Tuesday) for an important discussion on Egyptian policies at home and abroad.
CV Abdin Palace
SCU PAN Riad & Gomma enter room
SV L to R Gomma, Riad, & Mahamed Fawzy talking
SV PAN Mahmoud Fawzy enters room
SV PAN Sadat enters
SV L to R Mahmoud Fawzy, Riad, Mahamed Fawzy at table
SV PAN from Sadat to ministers at table
SCU Sadat talking to ministers
SV Ministers at table
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Background: UAR President Anwar Sadat met his top aides today (Tuesday) for an important discussion on Egyptian policies at home and abroad. The meeting follows the dismissal of Mr Aly Sabry on Sunday from second vice-president. The dismissal of Mr Sabry, known as a Moscow man, preceded the visit to Egypt of American Secretary of State William Rogers to discuss the Middle East situation.
Present at the morning meeting were Vice-President Hussein Shafei, Prime Minister Mahmoud Fawzy, Mr Abdel Mohsen Abul Nur, Secretary General of Egypt's internal political machine, the Arab Socialist Union, Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad, General Mohamed Fawzy, Minister of War, and several other ministers.
SYNOPSIS: In Cairo on Tuesday, Abdin Palace was the scene for a top-level meeting. President Sadat called his ministers together for a review of Egypt's domestic and foreign affairs. This follows the dismissal last Sunday of the second vice-President Aly Sabry, and precedes the visit to Egypt of the American Secretary of State, William Rogers.
Observers have pointed out that the dismissal of Mr Sabry, a well-known Moscow man, may mean a softening attitude towards the Middle East situation, which the American Secretary of State is coming to discuss.
Among the Ministers who attended the meeting are the Vice-President, Hussein Shafei, the Prime Minister, Mahmoud Fawzy, the Foreign Minister, Mahmoud Riad, and General Mohamed Fawzy, the Minister for War.
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