• Short Summary

    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN ARRIVED IN PARIS TODAY (THURSDAY) AND WAS GIVEN AN UNPRECEDENTED 101-GUN SALUTE AT THE START OF AN EIGHT-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.

  • Description

    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN ARRIVED IN PARIS TODAY (THURSDAY) AND WAS GIVEN AN UNPRECEDENTED 101-GUN SALUTE AT THE START OF AN EIGHT-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.

    PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE, WEARING A FORMAL DARK-BLUE SUIT, WAS AT THE AIRPORT TO MEET MR. KOSYGIN - THE FIRST SOVIET PREMIER TO PAY AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO FRANCE SINCE MR. NIKITA KRUSCHEV IN 1960.

    THE 101-GUN AIRPORT SALUTE, UNPRECEDENTED FOR VISITING LEADERS, EMPHASISED THE EXCEPTIONAL IMPORTANCE WHICH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ATTACHED TO MR. KOSYGIN'S VISIT.

    RED FLAGS FLUTTERED IN THE CHAMPS ELYSEES TO WELCOME THE SOVIET LEADER, WHO ACCOMPANIED MR. KRUSCHEV ON HIS VISIT SIX YEARS AGO. SINCE THEN FRANCO-SOVIET RELATIONS HAVE THAWED CONSIDERABLY, AND THE TWO COUNTRIES ARE NOW CLOSER THAN EVER ON MANY IMPORTANT ISSUES.

    EUROPEAN SECURITY AND VIETNAM WERE AMONG THE SUBJECTS EXPECTED TO BE PROMINENT DURING THE SCHEDULED THREE ROUNDS OF DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS. THEY HAD A PRELIMINARY ROUND OF TALKS TODAY.

    INFORMED SOURCES SAID THAT OTHER TOPICS COULD INCLUDE RENASCENT GERMAN NATIONALISM, AND A TREATY TO STOP THE SPREAD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

    ACCOMPANYING MR. KOSYGIN WAS A HIGH-LEVEL DELEGATION INCLUDING DEPUTY PREMIER VLADIMIR KIRILLIN AND FOREIGN MINISTER ANDREI GROMYKO. MR. GROMYKO AND FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE MET AT THE QUAI D'ORSAY WHILE MR. KOSYGIN AND PRESIDENT DE GAULLE WERE AT THE ELYSEE PALACE.

    MR. KOSYGIN PLACED A WREATH AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, ATTENDED AN INFORMAL LUNCHEON AND LATER MET MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS BEFORE SETTLING DOWN TO HIS CONFERENCE WITH GENERAL DE GAULLE THIS EVENING.

    HIS TRIP RETURNS THE STATE VISIT PRESIDENT DE GAULLE PAID TO THE SOVIET UNION IN JUNE THIS YEAR. SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY CHIEF LEONID BREZHNEV AND PRESIDENT NIKOLAI PODGORNY ARE DUE TO VISIT PARIS NEXT APRIL OR MAY.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29YTWK2MEQ93U2WXGSN5UIZ6H
    Media URN:
    VLVA29YTWK2MEQ93U2WXGSN5UIZ6H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment