Defence and political developments in the Middle East were among subjects discussed in a three-day (12 - 14 February) visit to Egypt by Lebanon's President Suleiman Franjieh.
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Background: Defence and political developments in the Middle East were among subjects discussed in a three-day (12 - 14 February) visit to Egypt by Lebanon's President Suleiman Franjieh. The visit by President Franjieh is his first to Egypt in more than two years.
As well as extensive discussions in Cairo with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the Lebanese President also visited frontline defence positions in the Suez Canal zone. President Franjieh plans visits to Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
After talks with President Sadat on Tuesday (13 February), a statement was issued saying the leaders had exchanged views on the Arab situation in general and "the big problem which is facing the Arabs in particular."
SYNOPSIS: The Middle East political situation and defence policies were discussed during a three-day visit to Egypt by Lebanon's President Suleiman Franjieh. After talks on Tuesday, a statement said they had exchanged views on Arab issues in general and what was described as one particular big problem.
Defence was prominent as an issue during the official visit. As well as the talks in Cairo, the Lebanese visitor was taken to front line positions in the Suez Canal Zone.
It was President Franjieh's first visit to Egypt since soon after his inauguration in 1970. He has visited only three Arab countries since taking office, but more are planned. President Franjieh has accepted invitations to Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
After the two-hour session of talks in Cairo, an Egyptian spokesman said the leaders had full understanding and complete identity of views on issues affecting both countries.