The United States' Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, spent the afternoon of his first?
The United States' Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, spent the afternoon of his first full day in Cairo visiting some of the city's sights.
Dr. Kissinger arrived on Wednesday night (9 October) and spoke with the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Said Ismail Fahmi, for two hours on Thursday morning (10 October).
Dr. Kissinger and his party visited the Mohammad Ali Mosque, the historic citadel and a Coptic church and museum.
Mohammad Ali -- a famous nineteenth-century Viceroy of Egypt and innovator -- built the mosque in 1840.
The Secretary of State was in the Egyptian capital on another of his attempts at "shuttle diplomacy" in continuing efforts to secure a lasting peace in the Middle East.
On Thursday night he had a marathon meeting with President Sadat who -- because he is observing the month-long Moslem celebrations of Ramadan -- spends the entire day in religious meditation and fasting.