The Soviet Foreign Minister, Mr. Andrei Gromyko arrived in Tokyo Friday (January 9) for a?
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Background: The Soviet Foreign Minister, Mr. Andrei Gromyko arrived in Tokyo Friday (January 9) for a five-day official visit in the amid of the ultra-rightists were holding protest rally near the Haneda International Airport.
The Japanese Foreign Minister Mr. Kiichi Miyazawa, who earlier sent a telegram of condolence to his Chinese counterpart following the death of Premier Chou En-lai, officially welcomed Mr. Gromyko at Haneda airport.
Mr. Gromyka, who is being accompanied by his wife, said that the world is moving towards an easing of international tension. But he warned that a force still exists that is against the easing of tension, including between the Soviet Union and Japan.
Mr. Gromyke's comment was taken by observers to refer to China, although he did not mention the country by name, nor did he make any reference to the announcement of the death of Chinese Premier Chou.
Gromyke's five-day official visit s intended to discuss the thorny issue of four Soviet-held northern Pacific islands seized from Japan at the end of World War II. Japan's demand for return of the islands, and Soviet refusal to give then up so far, have stalemated peace talks between the two countries for 20 years.