• Short Summary

    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, in Libya to discuss the Middle East situation with President Muammar Gaddafi and Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad, said earlier in Cairo that he would present his partners in the Federation of Arab Republics with a 'new plan of action'.

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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, in Libya to discuss the Middle East situation with President Muammar Gaddafi and Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad, said earlier in Cairo that he would present his partners in the Federation of Arab Republics with a 'new plan of action'. He said it would aim at creating the means for a long-term Arab war against Israel.

    As he left, a parliamentary committee was beginning its probe - at President Sadat's request - into the previous week's bloody riots at Cairo University. During the troubles, after a year of increasing unrest, police used tear gas and baton charges to break up demonstrations, and 54 students were arrested. The University was closed down, and President Sadat told parliament that he could not allow the country's youth to be dissipated between 'the adventurous left or the reactionary right'.

    The probe committee was organised by the speaker of the People's Assembly, Hafez Badawy.

    SYNOPSIS: President Anwar Sadat of Egypt was in Libya this week for talks on the Middle East situation. He left Cairo on Monday, seen off by some of his ministers - including Premier Aziz Sidky and Defence Minister General Ahmed Ismail.

    The President's visit to Libya was for talks with his two other partners in the Federation of Arab Republics - President Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, and President Hafez Al-Assad of Syria. Before leaving Cairo - where his departure was delayed by technical troubles on his aircraft - President sadat said he would present them with 'a new plan of action'. This would aim at creating the machinery for a long-term Arab war against Israel, he said.

    In Cairo, meanwhile, a parliamentary committee requested by President Sadat, began its probe into the previous week's riots at Cairo University. The committee was organised by parliamentary speaker Hafez Badawy, and was told by the President to look into the Unrest which began a year ago, culminating in the riots, the University's closure, and the arrest of fifty-four students. President Sadat told parliament, the People's Assembly, that he did not want the country's youth dissipated between 'the adventurous left or the reactionary right'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1VMDTVG9R3HH7T865FSBGDGO
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1VMDTVG9R3HH7T865FSBGDGO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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