Egyptians will be given their chance on the nineteenth of April to have their say on the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.
GV Parliament building in Cairo.
GV Members applauding.
SCU General Abu Sedda addressing Parliament.
GV Parliamentarians voting. (2 SHOTS)
SV Votes being counted.
SV Speaker Dr. Soufy Abu Taleb announcing result.
SV Members singing.
SCU Prime Minister Mustapha Khalil speaking PAN TO members applauding.
?? Members chanting.
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Background: Egyptians will be given their chance on the nineteenth of April to have their say on the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. President Anwar Sadat announced the referendum after the Egyptian Parliament ratified the peace treaty by three hundred and nine votes in favour and thirteen against.
SYNOPSIS: The Egyptian Parliament was packed, as the country's elected representatives made sure their votes were counted
General Abu Sedda was one of the many MP's who spoke during the crucial debate, with voting finally taking place more than a day after the first speaker took the rostrum.
The treaty resulted from the personal initiative of United States President Jimmy Carter. Egypt has recently sought to defuse a row over the future of the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
The result of the vote was announced by the Speaker, Dr. Soufy Abu Taleb.
Afterwards the members rose and chanted the national anthem.
After the celebrations, Prime Minister Mustapha Khalil said Egypt was determined to respect the terms of the treaty. He added that normalisation of relations with Israel would conform with Egyptian law.
Following the vote, President Anwar Sadat announced that Egyptians will vote in a referendum to show their approval of the Peace Treaty.