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    The United States and Soviet Union have signed four agreement ratifying the decisions of President Nixon and the Secretary-General of the Communist party, Leonid Brezhev, to strengthen the peaceful relationship they established at the Moscow summit a year ago.

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    The United States and Soviet Union have signed four agreement ratifying the decisions of President Nixon and the Secretary-General of the Communist party, Leonid Brezhev, to strengthen the peaceful relationship they established at the Moscow summit a year ago. The agreements were signed on Tuesday (19 June) by U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko -- in the presence of Messrs. Nixon and Brezhnev.

    A five year agricultural agreement calls for regular exchange of information, scientists and products. The agreement on cultural and scientific exchanges will remain in forme until 1980. Under it more people such as teachers, artists and entertainers, will visit each other's country.

    The transportation agreement calls for joint research and an exchange of information on major road and rail construction and transport safety problems. The fourth accord expands cooperation in oceanography.

    SYNOPSIS: The signing was celebrated with champagne. MR Brezhev tried a little joke hiding his champagne behind his serviette. The joke backfired somewhat, unlike his visit which has so far gone very smoothly. Mr. Brezhnev and Mr. Nixon next discussion is about the need to curb the nuclear arms race -- to chart ways of helping the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks in Geneva.

    At a luncheon later with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including the Jewish Senator, Jacob Javitts, Mr. Brezhnev answered questions on Jewish emigration to Israel.

    Many of the senators present want the liberalisation of trade with the Soviet Union to be made conditional on the liberalisation of Soviet emigration policies.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6OI6HYQ1ALVJ4VCGCTU8GCZ2O
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OI6HYQ1ALVJ4VCGCTU8GCZ2O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
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    N/A

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