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    THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART, OPENED TALKS IN BUCHAREST TODAY (MONDAY) WITH RUMANIAN?

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    THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART, OPENED TALKS IN BUCHAREST TODAY (MONDAY) WITH RUMANIAN LEADERS ON EAST-WEST RELATIONS IN THE LIGHT OF THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN AND OTHER WORLD ISSUES. MR. STEWART WAS GREETED AT BUCHAREST AIRPORT BY THE RUMANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. CORNELIUS MANESCU, AND LATER HE WAS RECEIVED BY PRESIDENT CEAUSESCU.

    MR. STEWART IS IN RUMANIA ON A THREE-DAY GOODWILL VISIT. SOON AFTER HIS ARRIVAL IN THE RUMANIAN CAPITAL EARLY TODAY HE HAD TALKS WITH MR. MANESCU AT THE RUMANIAN MINISTER'S OFFICE. MR. STEWART IS THE FIRST SENIOR WESTERN MINISTER TO VISIT EASTERN EUROPE SINCE THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WHICH BRITAIN STRONGLY CONDEMNED AND ABOUT WHICH RUMANIA HAS EXPRESSED DISAPPROVAL.

    MR. STEWART TOLD REPORTERS YESTERDAY HE WANTED TO GET AT FIRST HAND "THE RUMANIAN VIEW ON HOW THEY SEE EVENTS IN EASTERN EUROPE." HOWEVER, HIS VISIT HAS DRAWN BITTER ATTACKS ON THE BRITISH SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT FROM MOSCOW. THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY NEWSPAPER, PRAVDA, CHARGED THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WITH INTERFERRING IN EAST EUROPEAN AFFAIRS. MR. STEWART'S CHIEF HOST IN RUMANIA IS MR. MANESCU, WHO IS ALSO THE CURRENT UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT.

    DURING HIS STAY, MR. STEWART ALSO HOPES TO REVIEW MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENTS AND THE VIETNAM SITUATION. AND TO DISCUSS WORLD DISARMAMENT PROBLEMS AND THE UNITED NATIONS QUESTIONS. IN EXAMINING BILATERAL MATTERS, MR. STEWART AND THE RUMANIAN LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO DISCUSS EXPANSION OF CULTURAL CONTACTS, TRADE AND TECHNOLOGICAL EXCHANGES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA629PUY8D4D2GX6GXX94D79NVL
    Media URN:
    VLVA629PUY8D4D2GX6GXX94D79NVL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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