Last Update 0:5
Wednesday, 16 October 2019

US Senate passes bill honoring late Egyptian President Sadat

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Aug 2018
Anwar Sadat
A file photo of Egypt's President Anwar Sadat (Photo:Reuters)
Views: 6768
Views: 6768

The US Senate passed a bill to honor Egypt's late President Anwar Sadat for his role in achieving peace in the Middle East, the Egyptian Embassy in Washington D.C said in a statement posted on its Facebook page on Thursday.

“Last night, the US Senate unanimously passed a bill to honor former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat,” the statement read.

The bill, titled 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,” the statement added quoting the bill.

The late President Sadat is the first and only Egyptian ruler to receive the honor.

The 1918-born Egyptian president was also jointly awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1978 with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin for signing a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel a year earlier.

In September 2017, the senate hosted a ceremony to rally for the bill on the 100th anniversary of Sadat’s birth as well as the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Camp David Accords, according to Egypt's foreign ministry. 

Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Ben Cardin, Representative Chris Stewart and Representative Grace Meng introduced the bill to Congress in January 2017.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.