Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has completed a two-day visit to Romania where he held talks with the country's leader, President Nicolae Ceausescu.
SV: Egyptian plane taxiing at Bucharest airport.
CU: President Nicolae Ceausescu waiting on tarmac.
SV: President Anwar Sadat leaves plane and is greeted by Mr. Ceausescu,who then shakes hands with Ismail Fahmy, Egyptian Foreign Minister.
SV: Sadat and Ceausescu cross tarmac.
CU: Guard of honour AND official party reviewing. (FOUR SHOTS)
SV: Crowds waving flags and cheering.
SV: President Sadat shakes hands with members of the diplomatic corps. (TWO SHOTS)
GV: Crowd waving flags.
CU OF: Portraits of President Sadat and President Ceausescu.
SV: Presidents wave to crowd as they walk to airport building.
Diplomatic sources in Bucharest said talks between the two leaders were held in a friendly atmosphere, and Egyptian officials have been reported as saying that a decision on the Middle East peace talks should be made within the next two weeks.
President Sadat arrived in Bucharest on October 29, on the first leg of a tour that will also take him to Iran and Saudi Arabia.
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Background: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has completed a two-day visit to Romania where he held talks with the country's leader, President Nicolae Ceausescu. Proposals to reconvene the Middle East Peace talks, and the possibility of boosting bi-lateral trade were among the topics they discussed on Friday and Saturday (28/29 October).
SYNOPSIS: A top-level welcome had been prepared for President Sadat, and President Ceausescu was there for his arrival at Bucharest.
President Sadat was greeted by the Romanian leader, who then met other members of the Egyptian delegation. Here Mr. Ceausescu shakes hands with Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ismail Fahmy.
Romania, maverick of the Soviet bloc in its foreign affairs, is the only East European country which did not break relations with Israel after the 1967 Middle East War. Western diplomats had speculated that Mr. Ceausescu may have had a message from Israel for Mr. Sadat .
Romania has also maintained close ties with Egypt, whose relations with Moscow have steadily deteriorated since Cairo expelled 20,000 Soviet military advisers in 1972. No details of the talks between the Egyptian and Romanian leaders have been given, but Egyptian officials said Middle East peace problems were given priority.
They also said the two countries were interested in boosting bilateral trade from 97 million U.S dollars a year to about 500 million by 1980.