President Anwar Sadat of Egypt has returned home to Cairo after attending the Organisation of African Unity Summit in Gabon.
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt has returned home to Cairo after attending the Organisation of African Unity Summit in Gabon. On his way home, he stopped in Morocco for a two-day official visit.
SYNOPSIS: The Egyptian leader was instrumental in helping hold a moderate line at the summit, which also marked the return of Morocco to active participation in the OAU. Morocco walked out of last year's summit in Mauritius over the Western Sahara Controversy, and later withdrew from OAU affairs altogether.
At a regional meeting in Togo in February, Morocco was accused of taking part in the abortive coup attempt in the Bonin Republic. Before leaving for home, President Sadat discussed several Arab-African issues with Morocco's King Hassan. Officials gave no details of the talks, but did say the possible resumption of the Geneva Middle East peace talks was one of the main topics.
At the ??? ???, after saying farewell to King Hassan, President Sadat told ???men that Arab-African co-operation has also discussed. Referring to the recent Arab-African summit which he hosted in Cairo, the Egyptian leader said it was a success -- despite what some critics said.