Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko today (Wednesday) called on Italian Prime Minister Emilio colombo at the latter's official residence in Rome, the Palazzo Ghigi.
EXTERIOR OF Palazzo Ghigi (Prime Minister's residence) (2 shots)
SV Soviet and Italian flags on car
SV PAN INTERIOR Gromyko along passage
SV Italian Prime Minister Emilio Colombo shakes hands (3 shots)
CU Painting hanging on wall
SV Colombo and Gromyko seated with parties.
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Background: Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko today (Wednesday) called on Italian Prime Minister Emilio colombo at the latter's official residence in Rome, the Palazzo Ghigi. The Soviet statesman is in Italy for six days official talks with Government leaders.
Shortly after his arrival in Rome yesterday (Tuesday), Mr. Gromyko held talks with his Italian counterpart Aldo Moro, and it is reported that he immediately pressed Russia's demand for the early convening of a multi-nation conference on European security. Other subjects which the Soviet Foreign Minister is expected to discuss during his talks are the Middle East crisis, bilateral relations, and Italy's recent recognition of the people's Republic of China.
Apart from his meetings with Prime Minister Colombo and Signor Moro, Mr. Gromyko is expected to see President Saragat and--though still unconfirmed--Pope Paul.