• Short Summary

    Soviet Communist Party leader, Leonid Brezhnev, arrived in East Berlin on Saturday (12 May) for talks with the East German leadership, one week before his historic visit to West Germany.

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    Soviet Communist Party leader, Leonid Brezhnev, arrived in East Berlin on Saturday (12 May) for talks with the East German leadership, one week before his historic visit to West Germany.

    The Soviet Party leader came from Warsaw, where he had talks on Friday with his Polish counterpart, Edward Gierek.

    Mr. Brezhnev, accompanied by Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, and other prominent Soviet Party leaders, was greeted at East Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport by East German Communist Party leader, Erich Honecker, and Prime Minister Willi Stoph.

    The timing of Mr. Brezhnev's one-day visit indicated the Soviet desire to underline the paramount importance of its links with its Warsaw Pact partners in the light of the Soviet Communist Party chief's impending visit to Bonn, West Germany. Although no official statement was released, it seemed likely that Mr. Brezhnev briefed the East German leadership in his talks on what is likely to come out of his visit to West Germany.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA378H77HP3X3PNG9YGR3S28GDS
    Media URN:
    VLVA378H77HP3X3PNG9YGR3S28GDS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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