Trump signs law honoring Anwar Sadat

CAIRO            U.S. President Donald Trump signed a law honoring former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Friday, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

In August, the U.S. Senate had passed a bill to honor former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, according to a Thursday statement by the Egyptian Embassy in Washington.

“The Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act S266 awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Sadat “in recognition of his historic achievements and courageous contributions to peace in the Middle East,” it added.

The following is a copy of the congressional record: http://bit.ly/2QRjedK

“A bill (S. 266) to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Anwar Sadat in recognition of his heroic achievements and courageous contributions to peace in the Middle East,” The bill stated.

In September 2017, the Senate hosted a ceremony to rally for the bill on the 100thanniversary of Sadat’s birth and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Camp David Accords.

 

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