President Todor Zhivkov, First Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party, arrived in Cairo on Friday for a five-day official visit to Egypt and talks with President Anwar Sadat and other Egyptian leaders.
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Background: President Todor Zhivkov, First Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party, arrived in Cairo on Friday for a five-day official visit to Egypt and talks with President Anwar Sadat and other Egyptian leaders.
President Sadat, Vice President Hussein Shafei and Prime Minister Dr. Aziz Sidky were at Cairo Airport to greet the Bulgarian leader. With President Zhivkov are Mr. Tano Tsolov, a Party leader specialising in heavy industry, Foreign Minister Petur Mladenov and Vice-Admiral Branimir Ormanev, who is Deputy Minister of Defence.
Soon after his arrival, President Zhivkov made a statement denouncing Israel as "an advanced imperialist base supported by the United States and world capitalists".
President Sadat, replying, said there could be no peace in the Middle East unless Israel withdrew its forces from occupied Arab territorial and until the "just aspiration" of the Palestinian people were resected and achieved.
SYNOPSIS: President Todor Zhivkov, the Bulgarian head of state and party leader, flew into Cairo on Friday to start a five-day official visit to Egypt. He was met by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, with whom he was scheduled to have a series of meetings during his stay.
The talks were expected to deal with a wide range of subjects, including the Middle East situation and economic and cultural relations. The Bulgarian leader brought with him a party leader specialising in heavy industry, the Bulgarian Foreign Minister, and a Vice-Admiral who is Deputy Minister of Defence.
Later, President Zhivkov denounced Israel as an advanced imperialist base supported by the United States and world capitalists. Replying, President Sadat said there could be no peace until Israel withdraw its forces from occupied territories and the just aspirations of the Palestinian people were achieved.