• Short Summary

    The Polish leader, Mr Edward Gierek, arrived back in warsaw on Wednesday (19 April) after a short visit to Moscow, where he had talks with Soviet leaders.

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    The Polish leader, Mr Edward Gierek, arrived back in warsaw on Wednesday (19 April) after a short visit to Moscow, where he had talks with Soviet leaders.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr Gierek arrived in Moscow on Monday (17 April) at the start of a short, two day visit. President Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet Leader, headed a welcoming party who were at the airport to meet Mr Gierek. The talks between the two leaders were wide ranging, and the agenda included discussions on Soviet Polish relations, important international issues and the international communist and working class movement.

    It has been a busy week for Soviet leaders. They have been having talks with the Angolan president, Agostinho Neto and Cuba's Foreign Minister, Isidoro Peoli, apparently to co-ordinate the Kremlin's African policy. And then on Thursday (19 April) the United States Secretary of State, Mr Cyrus Vance, arrived for talks on a new Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty.

    On Tuesday (18 April) after a round of talks at the Kremlin, Soviet leaders paid special tribute to Mr Gierek. It was his 65th birthday. He has been First Secretary of the Polish Workers Party since 1970, when he succeeded Wladyslaw Gomulka.

    The occasion was marked with the presentation to Mr Gierek, by Mr Brezhnev, of the Order of the October Revolution. It was awarded by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet for what they called Mr Gierek's "outstanding role in promoting fraternal friendship and co-operation between the peoples of the USSR and Poland", and for his "important contribution to strengthening peace and socialism". The ceremony was attended by leaders of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and of the Soviet government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GWX4XYX05ZJ3W0FHF6JZ7AGO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GWX4XYX05ZJ3W0FHF6JZ7AGO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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