Leaders of the newly-formed Federation of Arab Republics (F.A.R.) met in Cairo on Monday (4?
Leaders of the newly-formed Federation of Arab Republics (F.A.R.) met in Cairo on Monday (4 October) to elect a Federation Chairman and discuss developments in the middle east. The three Arab Presidents; Sadat of Egypt, Hafez Al Assad of Syria, and Maummer Gaddafi of Libya are holding the first session of the Federation's Presidency. Council since its approval by referendum in the three countries last month. It was President Gaddafi first public appearance since September 18 and dispelled rumours that he was either killed or overthrown. The three leaders chose Egyptian President Sadat as the first Chairman do the F.A.R. He will lead a strong political and military delegation to Moscow next Sunday and was expected to sound put his Arab partners' views on subjects likely to be raised during the Moscow talks. After taking their oaths of allegiance to the new Federation, the three leaders discussed cooperation between their armies, the Palestine Resistance Movement and economic and communication planning: