Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau yesterday called for greater exchanges of scientists, artists and athletes between their two countries.
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SV INT. Kosygin & Trudeau sit at table & sign agreement
CU Kosygin signing delegates applaud Trudeau & Kosygin rise & exchange papers
SV Reception -- Trudeau presents Kosygin with agreement-signed pen
SV Kosygin & Trudeau drink toast with others
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Background: Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau yesterday called for greater exchanges of scientists, artists and athletes between their two countries. The two leaders signed an agreement to this end in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, yesterday. Negotiated over the past few months the agreement says the two countries will encourage and facilitate exchange visits by representatives of virtually all walks of life.
SYNOPSIS: Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin continued his visit to Ottawa with an address to the Canadian Parliament. The Soviet leader, had another reason for the visit, he was due top sign a mutual exchange agreement with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The two leaders brought the agreement into effect after Mr Kosygin had made his speech to Parliament.
Under the agreement, which was negotiated over the past few months, the two countries will exchange scientists, artists and athletes on a much broader scale than in the past. In fact the agreement will facilitate exchange visits by representatives of virtually all walks of life.
The agreement could also facilitate a long awaited game between a Canadian professional ice-hockey team and the world champion Soviet amateur team. Each country thinks its squad is the best, but Canadian professionals have never played the Soviet amateurs. Mr Kosygin and Mr Trudeau appeared to be in a happy mood. The Soviet leader for the first time since his tour began, found no demonstrators waiting for him when he left his hotel for the drive to Parliament House.