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First Sadat Plan (1971)

A speech made by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat on 3 February 1971. In his speech, Sadat reaffirmed Egypt's commitment to liberating the Arab territories occupied during the 1967 Six Day War and protecting the rights of the Palestinian people. To that end, he accepted the UN Secretary-General's appeal to extend the ceasefire which ended the War of Attrition, and called on Israel to redeploy its forces away from the Suez Canal, while Egypt would reopen it to international navigation. This in turn will initiate the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 242 and the withdrawal of Israel back to pre-1967 lines.