President Answer Sadat of Egypt attended the final session on Thursday (17 August) of a three-day emergency meeting of the Egyptian Peoples Assembly (Parliament).
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Background: President Answer Sadat of Egypt attended the final session on Thursday (17 August) of a three-day emergency meeting of the Egyptian Peoples Assembly (Parliament).
In a speech behind closed doors, Prescient Sadat dealt with Egypt's relations with the Soviet Union following his order for all Russian military advisers and technicians to leave, and he gave a full account of the merger with Libya.
The text of his speech was not released.
Earlier, the People Assembly ratified a bill setting prison terms for anybody joining a political organisation other than the Arab Socialist Union, resisting declared state policy or spreading rumours detrimental to national unity.
President Sadat had called the Assembly back from their summer holidays to pass the bill.
Several Assembly members opposed the law as a reversal of the trend towards liberalisation set in the new constitution introduced by President Sadat 15 months ago.
The emergency session of the Peoples Assembly also ratified a bill giving Libyans living in Egypt the right to own land, and a law making embezzlement in wartime a crime.