President Lubomir Strougal of Czechoslovakia has promised that his country will continue to support the Arabs in their fight against Israel.
MV INT Sadek enters, is greeted by President Strougal
MV & SV Sadek and Strougal seated, talking, surrounded with other ministers (4 shots)
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Background: President Lubomir Strougal of Czechoslovakia has promised that his country will continue to support the Arabs in their fight against Israel. He made the pledge to Major General Mohamed Ahmed Sadek, the Egyptian Vice-President and War Minister, who visited him in Prague on Tuesday (October 10).
The meeting took place in the Hrzan palace in Prague, during the Vice-President's friendly visit to Czechoslovakia. President Strougal added that Czechoslovakia would also pursue a solution to the Middle East conflict on the basis of the United Nations Security Council resolution. The two men held lengthy discussions on various aspects of relations between their two countries, and the possibility of expanding the ties. Among those participating were Mr. Frantisek Hamouz, the Czechoslovakian vice-president, Mr. Martin Dzur, the minister of defence, and the Egyptian Ambassador, Mr. Saad El-din Metwally.
SYNOPSIS: In Prague talks have been taking place which could lead to closer relations between Czechoslovakia and Egypt.
Egypt's Vice-President, Major General Mohammad Sadek, was warmly welcomed by President Lubomir Strougal. The President assured his visitor that Czechoslovakia would continue to support the Arabs against Israel, as well as supporting the official United Nations recommendations for a settlement of the Middle East crisis. The meeting also included discussions on strengthening the ties between the two countries.