Egypt's President Anwar Sadat arrived at Delhi airport on Sunday (24 February) to hold brief talks with the Indian Prime Minister, Mrs.
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SV Sadat down steps greeted by President Giri and Mrs. Gandhi and receives garland of flowers form Mayor of Delhi
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SV Sadat meeting Ministers and prominent Muslim citizens
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Background: Egypt's President Anwar Sadat arrived at Delhi airport on Sunday (24 February) to hold brief talks with the Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, before flying on to become the first Arab leader to visit Bangladesh. He had been flown form Lahore where he had been attending Islamic Summit Conference.
In New Delhi, at the home of President Giri, Anwar Sadat and Mrs. Gandhi held two hours of talks. Following the strong support given to the Arab cause in the conflict with Israel at the Lahore Islamic Conference, the problems of the Middle East were a central issue at the talks. Afterwards, an official spokesman said that Mrs. Gandhi had ??? rated India's consistent support for the Arab cause. President Sadat's visit was the first by an Egyptian head of state since that of President Nasser in 1966. It marked and end to the coolness that has existed between the two countries since the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.
Next day. President Sadat left New Delhi for Dacca, the capital of Bangladesh -- the country that was created as result of the 1974 war. His visit followed the recognition of Bangladesh as an independent country by Pakistan on Friday (22 February).