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Egypt

Egypt
    
H.M. 

Progress report.  I've bn. playing it slow.  Want to get away from phased w'drawal startg. in a year.
Danger – break by E. Foreign Minister.  P.M. & King are trying to restrain him.  Strong stand over Emp. Roach has done good.

P.M.

              | Want memo. summing up factors (of strength) if we had a row.
            x|  With Ty & M/D & econ. Dpts.

A.V.A. 

i) No recent apprecn from Sudan itself.  Cd. we get one?

P.M. 

Pro-Egypt Party of rich: but masses hate Egyptians.

H.G. 

They don't like E:  but may climb in on their side if they seem to be winning.

McN. 

Stevenson says E. Party has lost ground recently.

A.V.A. 

ii) What is U.S. attitude now? In view of M/E. Bd. etc.

H.M. 

They are "peace & quiet" over E.  Drawg. them in to M/E. for their own educn.
Wd. like to settle E. ques.  Wonder wtr., with new M/E Bd., I cd. get E. to move over to new idea of partnership (equal) vice occupn.

P.M. 

That was E.S.'s line.

G.W. 

U.S. don't want M/E. H.Q. in Egypt.  Fight them on that.

Taken from C.M. 57(51) - Meeting held on 1 August 1951.