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.
GV President's helicopter arriving at Suez City landing ground.
SV Sadat stepping out of helicopter and greeted by Governor of Suez City, General Mohamed Fayek el Boreny.
SV Motorcade driving through city with road lined with crowds. (3 shots)
GV President Sadat entering municipal building.
SV Sadat being introduced to dignitaries. (3 shots)
SV Sadat examining document of support from Suez citizens. (2 shots)
GV El Ghareeb mosque in Suez City.
SV INT. Sadat seated with other during service and congregation. (3 shots)
SV President Sadat in open car through crowds in city streets to Martyrs Tomb. (2 shots)
SV Sadat laying wreath at Martyrs Tomb. (3 shots)
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Background: 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.