• Short Summary

    Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, accompanied by Prime Minister Mamdouh salem, War Minister General Muhammad Abdul Ghani al-Gamassi and other government officials travelled to Suez City on Thursday (23 September) for a visit marking the end of the Moslem Ramadan period of fasting and self-denial.

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    Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, accompanied by Prime Minister Mamdouh salem, War Minister General Muhammad Abdul Ghani al-Gamassi and other government officials travelled to Suez City on Thursday (23 September) for a visit marking the end of the Moslem Ramadan period of fasting and self-denial.

    SYNOPSIS: The President and his party arrived by helicopter at a small landing ground near the city and were greeted by the Governor of Suez City, General Mohamed Fayek el Boreny.

    Large crowds gathered in the streets to welcome the President as he arrived in the city centre. Suez City has been extensively re-built, following almost total destruction during the 1967 war with Israel. Located at the southern end of the Suez Canal, the re-birth of the city forms an important part of Egypt's economic development plans. During his visit, President Sadat was presented with a document of support from the local people.

    Later the President went to the recently re-built El Ghareeb mosque, where he joined in prayers celebrating the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, when people of the Moslem faith fast during the daylight hours.

    President Sadat finished his tour with a visit to the Martyrs Tomb, after another triumphal drive through the city streets.

    A wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the dead of the 1973 war with Israel rounded off the visit.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACX7XITU9QA7ZM7HZ0V9Z8FR67
    Media URN:
    VLVACX7XITU9QA7ZM7HZ0V9Z8FR67
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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