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.
GV Nixon & Brezhnev seated ad talk while Gromyko and Rogers sign papers
CU Nixon and Brezhnev smiling, talk through interpreter
MV Rogers and Gromyko sign papers
CU Brazhnev, Nixon and interpreter
CU Rogers signs document
GV Newsmen and official watch
MV Gromyko and Rogers shake hands
SV ZOOM OUT Officials and newsmen clap
MV Waiter brings champagne, Brezhnev drops serviette and spills champagne; Brezhev and Nixon toast each other
CU U.S. & Soviet flags flying (EXTERIOR)
MV Senator Javitts and others arrive for luncheon
MV Senator Muskie and others enter building
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Background: 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.