In Cairo on Saturday (July 21) Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was given a petition written in blood which urged the immediate merger of Libya and Egypt.
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Background: In Cairo on Saturday (July 21) Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was given a petition written in blood which urged the immediate merger of Libya and Egypt.
It was presented by a delegation representing the thousands of Libyans who had marched and driven into Egypt in an attempt to hasten the merger.
The document was delivered to President Sadat after the majority of the marchers had heeded a request by Libyan and Egyptian leaders to turn back to Libya after reaching the Egyptian coastal town of Mersa Matruh. The marchers had originally planned to go to Cairo to deliver the petition and stage a sit-in until the merger agreement was signed. After reading the petition President Sadat shoot hands and embraced the 21 members of the Libyan delegation.
Earlier on Saturday Tripoli Radio broadcast a cable from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in which he told President Sadat he had resigned as Libyan President on July 11 - after inconclusive talks on the unity issue.
President Sadat was reported to have told the Libyan delegation that he would exert his efforts that Colonel Gaddafi stayed in office.
The Libyan Revolutionary Command Council has announced it has rejected President Gaddafi's resignation.