Egyptian president Anwar Sadat began his two-pronged visit to Austria with a visit to Vienna for diplomatic talks with Austrian leaders.
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SV INT Sadat enters & greeted by President Kirchschlager
SCU PAN Both presidents walk to chairs & sit
CU PAN AND ZOOM OUT Presidents seated talking
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Chancellor Kreisky to him & Sadat shaking hands & talking
SV Kreisky & Sadat surrounded by newsmen
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Background: Egyptian president Anwar Sadat began his two-pronged visit to Austria with a visit to Vienna for diplomatic talks with Austrian leaders.
On Friday (30 May) he met Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky and President Rudolf Kirchschlager to discuss the Middle East crisis and bilateral relations.
Mr. Sadat had earlier suggested Dr. Kreisky as a possible European participant in a broadened Geneva conference on the Middle East. But at the close of talks, Dr. Kreisky said such a role would be inappropriate for a neutral country.
From the talks with the Austrian leaders, President Sadat travelled to Salzburg to meet President Ford of the United States to discuss the next steps in Middle East peacemaking.
SYNOPSIS: Egyptian President Sadat was in Vienna on Friday at the start of his two-pronged visit to Austria for talks on the Middle East crisis. In Vienna he was greeted at the Presidential Office by Austrian President Rudolf Kirchschlager.
Austria this week plays host to a vital diplomatic issue... on Sunday, United States President Sadat to discuss the next steps to be taken in Middle East peacemaking. The possible reconvening of the Geneva Peace Conference is of prime importance in these talks, and the talks with President Ford. The Egyptian leader has long urged that if the Geneva conference is to be reconvened, membership should be extended to countries other than those which participated in the nineteen-seventy three conference. Then, membership was restricted to the United States, Russia and Middle Eastern nations.
But President Sadat wants more than the super-powers in one peace talks. The other Austrian leader involved in these Vienna talks was Dr. Bruno Kreisky, the Chancellor and the man Mr. Sadat had earlier suggested as a possible European participant in the conference on the Middle East.
But at the close of talks on Friday night, Dr. Kreisky eliminated that possibility, saying such a role would be inappropriate for a neutral country. Egyptian sources said other participants in a broadened conference might include Britain, France, Yugoslavia, India or a Latin American country.
Accompanied by the Austrian Chancellor, President Sadat travelled to Salzburg on Saturday. Both men were to great President Ford on his arrival from Madrid on Sunday.