Egypt's President, Anwar Sadat, has called on mankind to help the African liberation movement to rid the continent of all forms of imperialism and racial discrimination.
GV EXTERIOR Ras Eltine Palace
MV Sadat entering palace accompanied by Vice President Hosny Mubarek and F.M. Ismail Fahmy
GV Sadat shaking hands with Mali ambassador and other Mali representatives
CU & GV President Sadat and Mali officials listen to ambassador presenting credentials (6 shots)
SCU Sadat speaking
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ANWAR SADAT: "I must express my deep gratitude because you have chosen me as Honorary President. It is a great honour to me from colleagues and I promise you that Egypt will always be proud to be an African country and Cairo will be your home and the home of every African."
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Background: Egypt's President, Anwar Sadat, has called on mankind to help the African liberation movement to rid the continent of all forms of imperialism and racial discrimination. His appeal came during Africa Day celebrations held in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Tuesday (25 May)
President Sadat hosted the celebrations at the Ras Eltine Palace. His guests included African ambassadors to Egypt and representatives of the liberation movements from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. Also present were Egyptian Vice-President Hosny Mubarek and Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy.
During the day's celebrations President Sadat met a group of African journalists who were in Egypt to take part in the third session of their union's council meeting in Cairo the next day (26 May). The session was held to study a report of union activities in 1975 and efforts to strengthen relations between African journalists.
In his welcoming address President Sadat told his guests that Egypt would always be an African country and Cairo the home of all Africans.
This film is serviced with English speech by President Sadat. A transcript appears below.