• Short Summary

    Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and his Syrian counterpart Hafez Assad continued their private discussions on ways of bringing permanent Peace to Middle East in Cairo on Sunday and Monday (19 and 20 December)
    SYNOPSIS: The two leaders didn't even take a break when they attended an official reception banquet -- held in President Assad's honour -- in Cairo on Sunday night.

  • Description

    Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and his Syrian counterpart Hafez Assad continued their private discussions on ways of bringing permanent Peace to Middle East in Cairo on Sunday and Monday (19 and 20 December)
    SYNOPSIS: The two leaders didn't even take a break when they attended an official reception banquet -- held in President Assad's honour -- in Cairo on Sunday night. However, they did take time out to pose for photographers and greet guests, but their talks continue during the course of the evening, particularly over dinner.

    It's President Assad's first visit to Egypt since the two countries were reconciled at Arab summits last October. They had previously fallen out over Egypt's second troop disengagement with Israel in September, 1975. Political observers see the talks as part of a concerted peace offensive by moderate Arab governments.

    Official Egyptian government sources described the discussions as "a turning point..." adding that their outcome would soon "reflect on the entire Arab nation."
    The talks continued at Cairo's Kubbeh Palace on Monday. Both men centred their discussions on efforts to reconvene the Geneva Middle East peace conference. The conference last met after 1973 Arab-Israeli war and its only result was a decision to meet again. At Monday's meeting Egyptian Prime Minister Salem, Foreign Minister Fahmy and Vice-President Mubarak added their views, to those of their leaders.

    The talks also covered the situation in Lebanon, where a 30,000 strong predominantly Syrian peace keeping force halted fighting in November.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8THWG8AEYD4CW4M0QNBG9QLLT
    Media URN:
    VLVA8THWG8AEYD4CW4M0QNBG9QLLT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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