Maltesa Prime Minister Dom Montoff met Egypt's Minister for Foreign affairs, Mr. Zayat, and President?
SV INTERIOR. Dom Mintoff being greeted by Zayat at ministry of Foreign Affairs, they walks across room and sit for talks (2 shots)
SOU Dom Mintoff
SCU Zayat PAN to Mintoff during talks
CU President Sadat ZOOM OUT to Mintoff during talks
SCU Mintoff talking to Sadat
SV Both seated
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Background: Maltesa Prime Minister Dom Montoff met Egypt's Minister for Foreign affairs, Mr. Zayat, and President Sadat in Cairo on Wednesday (16 May). The Maltese Prime Minister was starting an official 10 day visit to Egypt, where his talks with Egyptian ministers are expected to cover trade and cultural matters, as well as political issues.
Mr. Mintoff recently ended a tour of European capitals during which time he discussed the Middle East situation. Earlier he had visited Tripoli for talks with Libyan Head of State Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi.
During his European tour, Mr. Mintoff urged a serious effort for peace in the Middle East. He said that Malta had done much in the last two years to bring peace to the Middle East.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Mintoff was also going to push for an agreement on the teaching of Arabic in Maltese school.