Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin continued his tour of Canada with a visit to Montreal on Thursday (21 October).
Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin continued his tour of Canada with a visit to Montreal on Thursday (21 October). Prior to his departure from Ottawa. Mr Kosygin hold a press conference on Wednesday (20 October).
In response to reporters' questions, the Soviet Prime Minister said that he welcomes President Nixon's planned visits to peking and Moscow, while discounting threats of demonstrations to the friendship between his country and Canada.
On his own country's dealing with the People's Republic of China, Mr Kosygin said there had been continuing contacts since his meeting with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai two years ago. But he added that no "greet results" had been achieved.
Asked about alleged anti-semitism in the Soviet Union, Mr Kosygin said that "there is no Jewish problem in the Soviet Union".