In Egypt thousands of people marched through the streets of Cairo on Tuesday (26 September) to show their support for President Anwar Sadat, following the Camp David Middle East summit meeting in the United States.
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Egyptian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. Boutros Boutros Ghali, started a series of meetings on Tuesday with Arab and other ambassadors in Cairo to explain the Camp David agreements. Earlier President Sadat said that 30 years of hatred and bitterness with four wars was now turning to "friendship and good neighbourliness".
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Background: In Egypt thousands of people marched through the streets of Cairo on Tuesday (26 September) to show their support for President Anwar Sadat, following the Camp David Middle East summit meeting in the United States.
SYNOPSIS: The march was organised by more than five thousand members of the Sofist Moslem group and started from Sayeda Zeinab mosque. Carrying banners and chanting religious sons, the demonstrators voiced their approval of the Camp David peace plan -- but were nevertheless escorted by mounted police under strict security conditions. Last week more than a million people came out into the streets to give president Sadat a hero's welcome when he returned from the United States.
According to the semi-official Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram Egypt will start peace negotiations with israel as soon as the israeli parliament has approved the withdrawal of Jewish settlers, from the Sinai. On Monday (25 September) President Sadat announced that Egypt was opening direct contact with Israel, in preparation for the negotiations.
Although the rest of the Arab world has so far remained aloof from President Sadat's initiative, the people of Egypt appear to be giving him wholehearted approval. Tuesday's marchers ended their demonstration at the Abdine Palace, where they were greeted by government officials.