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    In Moscow two days of summit talks between French and Soviet leaders have been concluded with the signing of the document in which both sides pledged to work for East-West detente, and to further cooperation between their countries.

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    In Moscow two days of summit talks between French and Soviet leaders have been concluded with the signing of the document in which both sides pledged to work for East-West detente, and to further cooperation between their countries. The wide-ranging document was signed at the Kremlin on Saturday (28 April) by President Leonid Brezhnev and President Valery Giscard d'Estaing.

    SYNOPSIS: The document the two leaders were to sign was officially called a "Programme for the Development of Cooperation between France and the Soviet Union in the Interests of Detente and Peace".

    President Brezhnev and Giscard d'Estaing had reached agreement on many points, but remained divided on disarmament, a crucial issue in their talks.

    In the early 1970's the French were the main western supporters of Soviet moves to promote an east-west detente but they have not yet agreed on how to promote disarmament. However both countries have said in the latest document that grounds do exist for consultations to limit the arms race.

    The Soviet Union has proposed that all nuclear powers should join the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT), currently limited to the United States and the Soviet Union. France has rejected this call, saying that it wants to retain independent control of its nuclear force.

    The two leaders signed documents which included a long-term programme for economic, industrial and technical cooperation up to 1990. The two countries will also work together to find new energy sources. The Soviet Union has said it presented no threat to the west as it did not need a single inch of territory.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2WJJOWD8C59NL8IU6D17TSK3J
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WJJOWD8C59NL8IU6D17TSK3J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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