• Short Summary

    Egypt's new War Minister, General Ahmed Ismail, attended his first Cabinet meeting in that capacity in Cairo on Saturday (28 October).

  • Description

    Egypt's new War Minister, General Ahmed Ismail, attended his first Cabinet meeting in that capacity in Cairo on Saturday (28 October). He replaces General Mohamed Sadek whose resignation was announced by President Sadat on Thursday (26 October). General Ismail was Chief of Staff under President Nasser, but lost his post to General Sadek in September 1969 after Israelis, dressed as Egyptians, landed south of Suez in tanks and killed many Egyptian soldiers. Political observers in Cairo have speculated that the new appointment may be a move to further lessen the tension which has existed between Egypt and the Soviet Union since President Sadat expelled Russian advisers and technicians.

    SYNOPSIS: Deputy-Promier Salam...on the left... who's also Minister of the Interior, was another arrival for the meeting.

    The new Minister of War received an official welcome from Prime Minister Sidky as the meeting began. General Ismail was Chief of Staff under President Nasser, but lost his post to General Sadek after Israelis... dressed as Egyptians...landed south of Suez in September 1969 and inflicted heavy casualties.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAMZWQJJAR74MQEM3EQV715H9M
    Media URN:
    VLVAMZWQJJAR74MQEM3EQV715H9M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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