President Jaafar al-Nimeiry of Sudan has been having talks with Egypt's President Anwar Sadat, who's a close ally.
President Jaafar al-Nimeiry of Sudan has been having talks with Egypt's President Anwar Sadat, who's a close ally. President Nimeiry who expelled 90 Soviet military advisers form his country last week, stopped in Egypt on his way home from an official visit to France.
Egypt is closely allied with Sudan. They have a joint defence pact and common policies on Africa and the Middle East. In 1972 Egypt expelled 20,000 Soviet military experts over Moscow's refusal to supply arms and reschedule Egypts's debts. However, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi is due to hold talks with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko next month aimed at improving relations between Cairo and Moscow.
SYNOPSIS: The two president embraced warmly when they met in the norther Egyptian city of Alexandria on Friday (20 May).
The talks took place at the Ras Eltine palace. Africa and Middle East were the main topics on the agenda. In a communique issued jointly with French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the Sudanese leader said African countries should be allowed to settle their own problems without outside interference. The communique was couched in general terms, but earlier last week (17 May) President Nimeiry had accused the Soviet Union of trying to dominate Africa in a new form of colonialism.
The Alexandria meeting was also attended by Egyptian Premier Mamdouh Salem. Sudan's Foreign Minister, Dr. Mansour Khalid, and his Egyptian counterpart, Ismail Fahmy, were there too.
President Sadat has just had talks on the Middle East in Saudi Arabia with president Hafez Al-Assad's King Khalid. Official Egyptian sources said he would brief President Nimeiry on the meeting.