• Short Summary

    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt arrived in the West German capital of Bonn on Monday (29 March) at the start of a tour of western Europe.

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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt arrived in the West German capital of Bonn on Monday (29 March) at the start of a tour of western Europe.

    The President, who will visit five nations during the tour, is seeking arms and cash in the West following his break with the Soviet Union earlier this month. Arriving for the first visit to West Germany by an Egyptian head of state, President Sadat and his 130-strong delegation received a 21-gun salute and full military honours.

    But a government spokesman quoted by Reuters News Agency said this was the only military concession the President was likely to receive from West Germany, which has banned arms sales to areas of tension. As the richest member of the European community, West Germany is expected to place the accent on financial assistance. It has already agreed to advance large capital aid to Egypt this year.

    President Sadat was welcomed by State President Walter Scheel, and was due to confer with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher during his six day stay. He will later visit France, Italy, Yugoslavia and Austria.

    After leaving Bonn Airport President Sadat travelled to the Soldiers' Memorial where he laid a wreath, to honour Germany's was dead--including six million Jews.

    SYNOPSIS: Bonn Airport, and West German security guards watched as President Anwar Sadat of Egypt arrived on Monday at the start of a five nation European tour. He was greeted by President Walter Scheel on the first visit by an Egyptian head of state to West Germany.

    President Sadat's tour is aimed at seeking arms and cash from the West following his break with the Soviet Union earlier this month. Mr Sadat and his delegation received full military honours, but a government spokesman quoted by Reuters said this was only military concession likely from West Germany, which has banned arms sales to areas of tension. But it has agreed to large capital aid for Egypt.

    Later President Sadat laid a wreath at a memorial to German war dead---including six million Jews killed by the Nazis. The President is due to have talks with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher.

    After spending six days in West Germany, the Egyptian leader will visit France, Italy, Yugoslavia and Austria seeking aid to restore the ailing Egyptian economy. He's also seeking military equipment to replace that given by the Soviet Union.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8V215HH049O60VO7BGCFP0MDV
    Media URN:
    VLVA8V215HH049O60VO7BGCFP0MDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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