President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt sent a message that he would be pleased to see Archbishop Makarios for talks on matters of mutual interest.
The queue of the Australian "Quantas" plane.
The body-guard of Makarios, Officer Poulitzas of the Greek Security Police (in uniform) discuss passport details of Makarios' trip to Cairo.
Various shots of Makarios approaching the plane. Ethnarchy's members and friends, including his sister, kiss his hands and wish him happy landing.
Makarios gets in the plane.
The "Quantas" is now off the Cairo.
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Background: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt sent a message that he would be pleased to see Archbishop Makarios for talks on matters of mutual interest. A rendezvous has been arranged through the officers of the Cyprus Ethnarchy's Counsellor Zinon Rossidis who flew to the Egyptian capital for the purpose.
Everything arranged Archbishop Makarios left Athens by air for Cairo this morning.
During his 6-day stay in Egypt, Makarios will discuss with various Arab personalities the Cyprus problem as it appears vis-a-vis the present anomalous situation in the eastern Mediterranean.
He will also put Arab political circles and the Pan-Arab Union in the picture regarding the intentions of the Ethnarchy to bring the Cyprus question again before the United Nations if the British Government declaration (expected within a fortnight) does not satisfy the Cypriots and fails to deal with the question of self-determination.
Makarios is also expected to meet the British Labour party member Mr Tom Driberg in Cairo. (He is at this time touring the Middle East). The Archbishop may also meet Mr Evatt, the Australian politician sympathetic to the Makarios cause in Cyprus.