He was an officer in the Egyptian army in the forties of the last century, and he reached the position of President of the Republic in a very delicate and difficult stage, when Egypt was subjected to a setback in 1967, and the death of the leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, who the Egyptian people grieved so much for.
Sadat found himself responsible for a country seeking to restore its lands, and living in a "no peace, no war" stage, so that the late president could achieve victory over Israel and restore Egypt to its position and power regionally and internationally, and the era of openness and the return of party life would start again.
Sadat did not know in the late forties of the last century, when he was working as a porter and a contractor boy, that after more than 20 years will be the first man in Egypt, and achieve a historic victory, is the most important for the country during the modern era, and gets the highest prize for peace, and becomes a man of war and peace, The whole world attests to the president's cleverness and intelligence, and his insistence on achieving victory and restoring every inch of Egyptian territory.
The relationship between the late Presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser and Mohamed Anwar Sadat can be described as a friendship of a lifetime, a friendship that started from the beginning of the formation of the Free Officers' group, which was seeking to end the rule of the king and eliminate British colonialism in Egypt.
And if Abdel Nasser is the hero of the tripartite aggression site in which he confronted the English, French and Israeli forces and the decision to nationalize the Suez Canal, Sadat is the hero of the October 6 War, through which he recovered the land of Sinai.
The late President Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat tells many details of his relationship with his long-time friend Gamal Abdel Nasser in his book "O, this is your uncle Gamal": Abdel Nasser, my friend and president, loved and respected him since we were two young officers in Manqabad in 1938, and they were 19 years old.
Sadat talks about Gamal Abdel Nasser after the selection of Mohamed Naguib as the leader of the July 23 Revolution, where he says: The decision to appoint Mohamed Naguib, leader of the revolution, by the founding body of the Free Officers, was a great shock, I used to see that Abdel Nasser is the most deserving of this position, which led me to go To Abdel Nasser in his house, in order to persuade him to take this position.
I met separately with Jamal in his apartment in the bridge of the dome, and I began to discuss with him and expressed great fear to him that a foreign man had received the leadership of the revolution, and that the man, by his age and mentality, would not be able to understand the revolutionary work, and Abdel Nasser expressed his conviction in my opinion and said: I fear that this position creates a gap between me And among others.
Sadat says about the choice of Abdel Nasser as his deputy to the President of the Republic: Some have wondered at a loss, how did you spend this long period with Abdel Nasser without what happened between us and the rest of his colleagues, and just as a journalist in London asked: Either I was nothing equal at all, or I was extremely malicious, so I avoided conflict with him and remained the only man of the revolution who had not touched him badly. On the contrary, when Abdel Nasser died, I was the only vice president of the republic.
Sadat says in his book "The Search for Self" about Abdel Nasser: It was good to listen to others, and he spoke only rarely, and it was difficult to get close to the character of Abdel Nasser, but I insisted on approaching him, this helped me to know him, and try to understand him, and the relationship was marked by mutual respect, and their friendship was completed after that.
Jihan Sadat, the wife of the late President Anwar Sadat, revealed earlier during a television interview with her the scenes of Sadat's relationship with Gamal Abdel Nasser, where she said that her husband received a call from Gamal Abdel Nasser’s house on the day of the leader’s death, and he went to Abdel Nasser’s house without telling her the reason.
Then she received a call from Sadat, asking her to go quickly to the house of President Abdel Nasser without specifying the reason, and she was feeling a strange feeling and called on God to have the matter good, until she reached Manshiet El Bakry.
Jihan El-Sadat says during her interview: When I entered Abdel Nasser’s house, I found the ministers sitting on the ground, and the statesmen, some of them crying, and I was stunned, so I realized that Abdel Nasser had passed away, and Abdel Nasser’s son told her about his father’s death, and Sadat fell unconscious during the funeral of Abdel Nasser.
Sadat was a believer in Abdel Nasser and he appreciated him as a man who influenced the history of the Egyptian state, and the change of Sadat’s policies after Abdel Nasser does not mean that there is a dispute between them, but each person has his personality and each period has different surrounding circumstances.