Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made a brief stopover in Athens on Tuesday (3 June) on his way back to Cairo from Vienna after his talks with President Ford in Salzburg on the Middle East situation.
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Background: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made a brief stopover in Athens on Tuesday (3 June) on his way back to Cairo from Vienna after his talks with President Ford in Salzburg on the Middle East situation.
President Sadat had a 30-minute talk with the Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Constantine Karamanlis, who greeted him at the airport.
The Arab leader told reporters he "seized the opportunity to extend an official invitation to Premier Karamanlis to visit Egypt. The Prime Minister accepted..."
President Sadat said that during his talks with President Ford and U.S. Secretary-of-State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, they also discussed the Cyprus issue as it was a problem that impinged on the troubled Middle east. "We are hopeful after our talks with President Ford for the solution of the Cyprus issue but it will take patience," Mr. Sadat said.