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    SV reporter sits facing Ismail Fahmi zoom into CU Fahmi as he speaks.
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    SV reporter
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    TRANSCRIPTS: REPORTER: "Mr. Fahmi, President Sadat is arriving in the United States on Saturday...what does Egypt hope from the American visit?Is it arms, or economic aid or just moral support or all three?"

    ISMAIL FAHMI: "When President Nixon visited Egypt on an official visit he addressed an invitation to President Sadat....to present Arab point of view to U.S....Arab views of future of Middle East crisis...various alternatives for its peaceful solution."

    REPORTER: "But Egypt would nonetheless expect some substantial increase of American aid."

    ISMAIL FAHMI: There is no doubt that discussions...will cover bilateral relations with the United States."

    REPORTER: "From America you're going onto London on November 6th....what in fact is the purpose of an Egyptian head of state and his foreign minister visiting London at this time."

    ISMAIL FAHMI: "As you have mentioned....coming on invitation of your foreign minister...not for financial or technical assistance but to discuss other ways of cooperation...in the economic field we can have joint ventures in which other Arab countries may join....Prince Faud is there now,,.his visit will help your economic difficulty...Sadat's visit is political in the sense that he is coming in response to invitation from the government...Arab world."

    REPORTER: "In the particular field of economic cooperation here have emerged obstacles to substantial British investment for example British Leyland..can we look forward to the removal of the obstacles in the near future?"

    ISMAIL FAHMI: "I have to tell you frankly that it is up to the people to invest in the Arab countries...the more firms which would like to invest in the Arab world is the better."

    REPORTER: "Now the Secretary General of the British Labour party coming here on a visit to Cairo..do you think that Mr. Wilson's government has a pro Israeli bias..past."

    ISMAIL FAHMI: "You are talking in a very general way...some members in the Labour party may take the other side....if I know that Britain can play a substantial role in peace I welcome that...if it is a matter of sentiment you can't cash it in any bank whether it is a political bank or a financial bank."

    REPORTER: "Mr. Fahmi thank you very much."

    REPORTER: "Mr. Fahmi, the president of this country President Sadat is arriving in this country...support."

    REPORTER: "But nonetheless Mr. Fahmi I think that Egypt is looking for substantial economic aid from the U.S."

    REPORTER: "After America - what is the purpose of going to London just now."

    REPORTER: "You yourself paid an official visit to London. Are you hoping for a continuation of that agreement at that time."

    REPORTER: "Mr. Fahmi,just what are the prospects for British investors in Egypt?"

    REPORTER: "Mr. Fahmi, just what are the prospects for British investors in Egypt?"

    REPORTER: "The Secretary General...pro Israel bias."

    "Thank you very much."


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