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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt arrived on the northern Adriatic island of Brioni on thursday (8 April) for talks with Yugoslav leader, President Josip Tito.

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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt arrived on the northern Adriatic island of Brioni on thursday (8 April) for talks with Yugoslav leader, President Josip Tito.

    Yugoslavia is the second-last stop on a five-nation European tour the Egyptian leader is making to seek economic and military aid for his country. Mr. Sadat and President Tito had talks which covered preparations for a non-aligned summit later this year, the Middle East situation and possible Yugoslav arms supplies to Cairo.

    A Yugoslav Foreign Ministry spokesman quoted by Reuters said the visit would provide an opportunity for the two Presidents to exchange views, especially on the present situation in the Middle East and bilateral co-operation. The spokesman added that the government was studying an Egyptian request for weapons made by Egypt's War Minister, General Abdel-Ghani Gamassi, during a visit to Yugoslavia last month.

    Egypt is seeking new arms supplies following its abrogation last month of a friendship treaty with the Soviet Union.

    President Sadat was due to leave Yugoslavia on Saturday (10 April) for Australia. He had previously visited West Germany, France and Italy.

    SYNOPSIS: President Tito of Yugoslavia and Mrs. Tito on the northern Adriatic island of Brioni where they were meeting Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Mrs. Sadat on Thursday.

    The Egyptian leader was spending two days in Yugoslavia as part of a five-country European tour seeking economic and military aid for his country.

    The two presidents' talks centered mainly on preparations for a summit of non-aligned countries which will be held in Colombo in August. They also discussed the current Middle East situation.

    A Yugoslav Foreign Ministry spokesman said the two would also discuss bilateral co-operation and possible arms shipments from Yugoslavia to Egypt. The Egyptian War Minister, General Abdel-Ghani Gamassi, asked the Yugoslavs last month for weapons while he was visiting Yugoslavia.

    Egypt is seeking new arms supplies following its abrogation last month of a friendship treaty with the Soviet Union.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD37O51MRZ95OFZJO4J0AH5JZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVAD37O51MRZ95OFZJO4J0AH5JZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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