Prospects on an early link-up of Syria in the proposed federation of Egypt, Sudan and Libya seem very possible following continued talks in Cairo on Friday (November 27) between United Arab Republic President Anwar Sadat and Syrian Prime Minister General Hafez Al-Assad.
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Background: Prospects on an early link-up of Syria in the proposed federation of Egypt, Sudan and Libya seem very possible following continued talks in Cairo on Friday (November 27) between United Arab Republic President Anwar Sadat and Syrian Prime Minister General Hafez Al-Assad.
Before they resumed the talks, which had begun on Thursday (November 26) at Cairo's Tahra Palace, President Sadat and General Al-Assad went to the El Azhar Mosque where they prayed, marking the end of the Fast of the Ramadan - a fast which lasts for one month and precludes members of the Moslem faith from eating between sunrise and sunset. It is one of the major events of Islam.
After the prayers, President Sadat and Prime Minister Al-Assad returned to the Tahra Palace with members of their delegations to resume discussions which, according to local sources, resulted in an agreement to co-ordinate military action.
There was no official statement on the progress of the talks.
General Assad had flown into Cairo on Thursday (November 26) to warm greeting from Mr. Sadat. It was General Al-Assad's first visit to the UAR since taking over the Syrian Government.
Syria was linked briefly with Egypt in the United Arab Republic set up under the late President Nasser's leadership in 1958. It lasted only three years.