President Anwar Sadat, who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, received it in Cairo on Wednesday (13 December).
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TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "How does it feel, Mr. President, to receive at least part of the Nobel prize?
SEQ. 2: SADAT: "For sure, I have expressed my...I consider it a great bonus really, really. But I am looking for the cheque to come out because it will be to me double talk. And it came at the precise moment, because they are now starting the contracts at Miet Abu Elkoum."
REPORTER: "What is the amount?"
SEQ. 3: SADAT: "I am donating it to new houses in Miet Abu Elkoum. About seventy or so. Our calculations, how many houses in Miet Abu Elkoum, when Mr. Vance returns here, let's say be Friday or so, we can be in a position to say, because, for sure, as I told you, I shall be very happy to conclude it before the seventeenth. And, as a matter of fact, we are ready before the seventeenth, but it doesn't depend upon us only; it depends upon the two parties together to achieve such an agreement. I'd like to sign it before you, for Miet Abu Elkoum."
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Background: President Anwar Sadat, who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, received it in Cairo on Wednesday (13 December). Mr. Sadat had agreed to attend the award ceremonies is Oslo the previous weekend, but, at the last moment, had decided not to go.
SYNOPSIS: The President's aide, and former speaker of the Egyptian Parliament, Mr. Sayed Marei, had collected the Peace Prize cheque and medal for him Oslo. At the ceremony, on Sunday (10 December), Mr. Marei had read President Sadat's acceptance speech, which said the curse of history would fall on the culprit if present hopes for Middle East peace were frittered away.