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    The Soviet Consul-General in Dacca, Mr. V. F. Popov, on Tuesday (25 Jan) called on?

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    The Soviet Consul-General in Dacca, Mr. V. F. Popov, on Tuesday (25 Jan) called on the Bangladesh Foreign Minister, Mr. Samad to formally confirm his country's recognition of Bangladesh.

    Both governments have agreed to establish diplomatic relations at full embassy level.

    The Soviet Union is the first major power to recognise Bangladesh.

    SYNOPSIS: In Dacca -- the Soviet Consul-General, Mr. Popov on Tuesday called on the Foreign Minister, Mr. Samad to formally confirm his country's recognition of Bangladesh. The Soviet Union is the first major power to recognise the new state. Mr. Popov confirmed that both governments will establish diplomatic relations at full embassy level. Mr. Samad was assured by Mr. Popov that the Soviet Union will cooperate fully in efforts to reconstruct the devastated economy of Bangladesh.

    Mr. Samad described the occasion as "momentous". But he added that it was quite what natural that Bangladesh should be recognised by the Soviet Union. Mr. Popov was received by Mr. Samad because the announcement of Soviet recognition for Bangladesh came on a day when the Prime Minister, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was out of Dacca visiting the town of Tangail -- north of Dacca.

    Sheikh Mujib sent a letter which Mr. Samad handed to Mr. Popov in which the Sheikh thanked the Soviet Union for its recognition -- and expressed hope for increased friendship between the two countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA591LJP1PJ5UR9SLXRHRY8IF6
    Media URN:
    VLVA591LJP1PJ5UR9SLXRHRY8IF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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