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Nixon Trip / Egypt #31854

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 12, 1974
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(Studio) Air traffic controllers welcome President Nixon to Cairo before plane lands.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cairo, Egypt) 1st United States president since FDR to visit Egypt. Crowd excited at seeing President Nixon and wife greeted by President Anwar Sadat at airport. Nixon given 21-gun salute and honor guard review. 1000's jam motorcade rte.; 2 pres. stand during ride. Guards use force to keep excited crowds away from palace grounds. 2 president talk about economic aid and Egypt-US relations [NIXON - says 2 cntrys. cement new relship. Want economy progress and peace for area.] USSR influence shifts to US.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Sadat and Nixon to go by train to Alexandria, where Nixons will host American state dinner. They leave Friday for Saudi Arabia.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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