The World: Plans and Dreams for Egypt

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is often ill at ease in his office in Cairo's Abdin Palace. Its confined formality, he tells visitors, reminds him of prisons he was sent to for revolutionary plotting in Egypt's "colonial "days. Sadat is far more relaxed when he stays at one of his presidential resthouses outside Cairo. Recently, over tea and Turkish coffee in a resthouse beside the pyramids, he discussed his plans and dreams for Egypt with TIME Correspondents Wilton Wynn and Karsten Prager. Among his points:

EGYPTIAN PRIDE. Nasser was the first true Egyptian to rule this country in more than 2,000 years. But...

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