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    Foreign ministers of the seven Warsaw Pact nations ended a two-day meeting in Warsaw on Wednesday (1st December).

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    Foreign ministers of the seven Warsaw Pact nations ended a two-day meeting in Warsaw on Wednesday (1st December).

    The meeting was held just one-week before the scheduled NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels.

    A communique on the Warsaw Pact meeting is not expected until later today (Thursday) but reports from Warsaw say the discussions covered the proposed all-European security conference, Berlin, and troop strengths in central Europe.

    SYNOPSIS: The Soviet Foreign Minister, Mr Gromyko was one of seven foreign ministers who attended this week's meeting of Warsaw Pact nations in Poland. The meeting was held just one week before the scheduled meeting of NATO ministers in Brussels. A major point of discussion at the Warsaw meeting - Soviet hopes for an all-European security conference.

    When the meeting ended on Wednesday the Polish foreign ministry said ministers had discussed preparations for a general European conference - and "other international issues".

    What these other issues were has not been revealed but reports from Warsaw say it's likely Berlin was discussed -- as well as possible troop cuts in central Europe.

    In between the business sessions at Warsaw delegates attended a reception hosted by the Polish Prime Minister who predicted a European security conference in 1972. The meeting came at a time when the Soviet Union and other East European countries are stepping up their efforts to promote a security conference.

    Soviet efforts to convene such a conference are expected to be further intensified during the visit to Scandinavia this weekend of Soviet Prime Minister, Mr Kosygin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1A8QIBKQNI8TZNW00RZ0RW595
    Media URN:
    VLVA1A8QIBKQNI8TZNW00RZ0RW595
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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