May 15 and Building the New State
May 20, 1970 and January 12, 1971
These government statements explain the arrests of May 15, 1970 that ended challenges to President Sadat’s power. They reinforce the supremacy of the law and the will of the people as the continuing basis for the government.

Policy on Coming Tasks
November 19, 1970
President Sadat explains that Egypt must ‘battle’ in the economic sphere as well as the political. He cites the need to eliminate wastage, reinvent the economy, and reaffirm economic ties with the USSR.

Building the Socialist Society
June 10, 1971
This proclamation declares an eight point politico-social plan and a seven point economic plan for securing and expanding Egyptian socialism. Important initiatives include popularly elected local councils, freedom of expression, removing barriers to women and young people, improving the public sector economy, and industrialization.

Political Organisation
June 10, 1970 and May 14, 1971
President Sadat stresses the importance of the Arab Socialist Union party as the correct and true leader of Egypt.

The Battle and the Overall War
Statements from January 3, 1971 to June 3, 1971
President Sadat talks about the will of the Egyptian people to carry on the fight against Israel and expresses his belief that ‘the coming war’ will be a comprehensive war that will involve all of Egypt, from the frontlines to the villages.

Foreign Policy and the Attitudes of the Big Powers
January 12, 1971, April 17, 1971, and May 1, 1971
President Sadat outlines UAR foreign policy goals, reaffirms commitment to the other Arab nations, and describes the stances of the major world powers. Sadat thanks the USSR for its friendship, Europe and the nonaligned countries for their attempts to bring peace, but he criticizes the US as being actively plotting against the UAR with Israel.

Statement to the Nation by President Anwar El Sadat
June 10, 1971
President Sadat discusses the beginning of elections as the first step in constructing the political structure of Egypt.

Statement on a Meeting with the ASU Central Committee
April 17, 1972
President Sadat tells the committee that the US has escalated tensions in the region and is using Israel to further its interests. In contrast, Sadat says that Egypt is not the Soviet Union’s proxy. He also condemns King Hussein’s crackdown on the PLO.

Statement on a Meeting with the ASU’s Parliamentary Body
April 19, 1972
President Sadat attacks the US for its supply of weapons to Israel saying its aim is to demoralize and deter the Arab world. He cautions against American attempts to isolate Egypt from the USSR.

The Glorious Days of October
From The October Working Paper by President Mohamed Anwar El Sadat
April, 1974
President Sadat writes about both the past in and the future in this, the first section of the October Working Paper. He explains the meaning of the October War, the meaning of the Egyptian revolution of 1952, and calls for clear national and pan-Arab goals, especially on dealing with Israel. He proclaims October (Ramadan) as the time for national transformation.

Milestones Along the Road
From The October Working Paper by President Mohamed Anwar El Sadat
April, 1974
President Sadat gives an extensive history of the revolution of 1952 and lists democracy and socialism as the twin pillars of modern Egypt. He also lifts the censorship of the press and addresses relations with the Arab world, African nations, Western Europe, China and Japan.

Tasks of the Stage; Or a Comprehensive Civilisation Strategy
From The October Working Paper by President Mohamed Anwar El Sadat
April, 1974
President Sadat lays out national objectives in two key areas: economic development and social development. In the economic realm, Sadat touts the success of nationalized industries and semi-private business and welcomes foreign (particularly Arab) investment. Socially, Sadat seeks to create enlightened citizens with advanced skills for the national good. To this end he calls for funding for public education, libraries, universities, and increased research in technological innovation.

The Egyptian Man
From The October Working Paper by President Mohamed Anwar El Sadat
April, 1974
President Sadat concludes the working paper by expressing his faith in the Egyptian citizen. He calls for faith, but without fanaticism and radical change, but without forgetting the national heritage.

Message from President Sadat to the Agricultural Cooperative Conference
February 7, 1976
President Sadat sends his wishes for a successful conference and stresses the importance of farming to Egypt’s livelihood.

Message from President Sadat to the Closing Session of the Agricultural Cooperative Conference
February 10, 1976
President Sadat expresses his support for cooperative industries and states his views on the conference’s work.

Message from President Sadat to the All Africa Churches Conference
February 18, 1976
President Sadat sends his best wishes to a Christian conference and states the need for unity between the Christian and Moslem faiths as well as unity among Africans.

A Message to Africa
March 21, 1976
President Sadat condemns apartheid in South Africa and deplores racism worldwide on the International Day for Combating Racial Discrimination.

Message to the General Conference of the International Convention of Arab Trade Unions on its 20th Anniversary
March 24, 1976
President Sadat calls the Convention a “bastion of democracy” and a source of Arab solidarity. He welcomes the delegates to Egypt and wishes them a productive conclave.

Message to the General Assembly of the Trade Union of Technical and Applied Professions
March 25, 1976
President Sadat calls the Union a critical component in the national plan to rebuild the economy and win the “battle.”

Message to the Conference of the YMCA in Egypt and America
March 25, 1976
President Sadat seizes on the YMCA motto of “Science and Faith” as highly applicable to Egypt’s challenges.

Message to the First National Conference of the Socialist Youth Organization
March 31, 1976
President Sadat discusses the path to democratic reform and his belief that Egypt has made progress through successive revolutionary reforms since independence.

Excerpt from a Message to the Islamic World Festival in London
April 5, 1976
President Sadat links the struggle with Israel to the protection of Muslim rights everywhere.

Message to the Islamic World Festival in London
April 5, 1976
President Sadat writes on the importance of Islam, the necessity to bridge the divide with Christianity, and the danger of religious fanaticism.

Message to the Palestine Seminar convened in Brussels
May, 13, 1976
President Sadat reaffirms his commitment to the rights of the Palestinians and promises that Egypt will not abandon them.

Message to the People’s Assembly on the Anniversary of the Rectification Revolution
May 15, 1976
President Sadat remembers the Rectification Revolution of May 1971 and discusses the upcoming Presidential plebiscite.

Message to the Habitat Conference in the City of Vancouver
June 1, 1976
President Sadat delivers a message on the subject of housing in Egypt and in the Third World. He urges the conference to condemn Israeli destruction of Egyptian and Palestinian homes, as well as to push for a better housing standard in all poorer nations.

Excerpt from a Message to the Middle East Development Conference
June 7, 1976
President Sadat says he is doing all he can to accelerate the process of peace.

Message to the Middle East Development Conference
June 7, 1976
President Sadat explains his open-door policy for foreign trade and defends his economic policies in order to attract foreign capital. He explains his belief in a large public sector economy alongside the private.

Excerpt from a Message to the World Religious Conference in Tokyo
June 13, 1976
President Sadat notes that peace is a virtue in all religions, but not submission in the face of aggression.

Message to the World Religious Conference in Tokyo
June 13, 1976
President Sadat sends a message supporting all religions as “sources of good, happiness, and wisdom” and states his hope for spirituality as the way to world peace.

Excerpt from a Message to the First Islamic Symposium at Toronto University
February 2, 1977
President Sadat lauds the members in attendance for their faith and for there stand against violence and sectarianism.

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