• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, MR ALEXEI KOSYGIN, TODAY (SATURDAY) PAID A BRIEF VISIT TO INDIA WHEN HE BROKE HIS JOURNEY TO HANOI FOR THE FUNERAL OF PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH.

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    THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, MR ALEXEI KOSYGIN, TODAY (SATURDAY) PAID A BRIEF VISIT TO INDIA WHEN HE BROKE HIS JOURNEY TO HANOI FOR THE FUNERAL OF PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH. HE WAS MET BY THE INDIAN PREMIER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, AND THE TWO LEADERS DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF VIETNAM.

    MR. KOSYGIN AND MRS GANDHI MET FOR 50 MINUTES AT DELHI AIRPORT, AND AFTER THEIR MEETING MR. KOSYGIN TOLD REPORTERS THEIR TALKS HAD COVERED INTERNATIONAL ISSUES AND HAD BEEN USEFUL. HE SAID THEY ALSO DISCUSSED INDO-SOVIET RELATIONS, WHICH HE SAID WERE PROGRESSING STEADILY AND WOULD BE FURTHER STRENGTHENED.

    IT IS ASSUMED THE TALKS TOUCHED ON INDO-PAKISTAN PROBLEMS, SINO-SOVIET DIFFERENCES, AND THE BREZHNEV PLAN FOR ASIAN SECURITY.

    MRS. GANDHI WAS NOT HERSELF GOING TO HANOI FOR THE FUNERAL OF PRESIDENT HO. THE INDIAN REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER DINESH SINGH, WHO IS TO FLY TO HANOI ON MONDAY (8 SEPTEMBER). IN A MESSAGE TO THE NORTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, MRS GANDHI WROTE THAT ALTHOUGH HO HAD CEASED TO LIVE HE WAS "INDESTRUCTIBLE, LIKE HIS OWN PEOPLE. HIS KINDLINESS, SIMPLICITY, LOVE OF HUMANITY, SELF SACRIFICE AND COURAGE WILL INSPIRE GENERATIONS TO COME." SHE WROTE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4WCO7GZD9TBSUTKAJTMQCI6UA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WCO7GZD9TBSUTKAJTMQCI6UA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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