President Sadat of Egypt held talks on Tuesday (16th April) with a visiting Japanese economic delegation, to explain his country's foreign relations following the October war in the Middle East.
President Sadat of Egypt held talks on Tuesday (16th April) with a visiting Japanese economic delegation, to explain his country's foreign relations following the October war in the Middle East. The delegation earlier had discussions with Dr. Kader Hatem, the Minister for Information. On the same day, the President spoke to a meeting of foreign students and press attaches from 20 nations to explain Egypt's political position following the war. The Japanese delegation was in Egypt to discover more about Egypt's new open door policy. They Japanese asked questions about manpower in Egypt and the new guarantees provided by the law of foreign investment. The Cairo Government pointed out the importance Egypt attached to Japanese participation in reconstruction projects.
SYNOPSIS: Members of the visiting Japanese economic delegation to Egypt met President Sadat at the Presidential residence on Tuesday. The twenty-two man delegation was in Cairo to find out more about Egypt's new open door policy.
Among other visitors to the residence were press members of the foreign embassies and students from twenty countries studying in Cairo. They were also received by the President and exchanged gifts.
President Sadat answered a number of questions from the press attaches about his country's new policies. Most centred around changes since the October war last year. President Assad was flanked by the Minister for Information, Doctor Kader Hatem who had spoken to the attaches and the Japanese delegation earlier.
Later, President Sadat met the leader of the Japanese delegation, Mr. Koji Kobayashi, for private talks. The President said Japanese participation in construction work in Egypt was important and it could be expanded through his country's new open door policy.