Egypt's President Anwar Sadat said after his talks with French President Valery Giscard d'Estating on Sunday (26 October) that they shared on the Middle East situation.
SV (interior) airport lounge Sadat shaking hands with officials (2 shots)
GV French flag on Elysee Palace.
GV PAN Sadat's car arrives at Elysee Palace, greeted, walks towards palace.
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Background: Egypt's President Anwar Sadat said after his talks with French President Valery Giscard d'Estating on Sunday (26 October) that they shared on the Middle East situation.
President Sadat made the statement before boarding his aircraft for Washington and the second stage of his important trip to France, the United States and Britain.
Speaking in Arabic, he said "In the name of the Giscard d'Estating our appreciation for his understanding of our case." President Sadat added that he was looking forward to welcoming President Giscard in Egypt - which he visits the Egyptian people hold for him and his wise policy."
Apart from general policy discussion well informed sources said talks centred around the construction of nuclear power plants in Egypt and the development of an aircraft and armaments industry there - possibly with French technological assistance and Arab oil money.
Egyptian officials said President Sadat felt the western arms embargo has come to an end, for he said during the day that weapons it needs.
Police sharpshooters took guard on Saturday of building facing the Elysee Palace where the leaders talked for an hour, and others lined the route to the airport in a big security development.
President Sadat arrived on Saturday (25 October).