• Short Summary

    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN TODAY (TUESDAY) MADE BRITAIN A SWEEPING OFFER OF LONG-TERM CO-OPERATION IN ECONOMIC PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY.

  • Description

    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN TODAY (TUESDAY) MADE BRITAIN A SWEEPING OFFER OF LONG-TERM CO-OPERATION IN ECONOMIC PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY. SPEAKING AT AN INDUSTRIAL LUNCHEON, MR KOSYGIN SUGGESTED TO LEADERS OF BRITISH INDUSTRY THAT THE TWO COUNTRIES COMBINE TO DEVELOP CERTAIN AREAS OF INDUSTRY TO MEET EACH OTHER'S NEEDS. MR KOSYGIN ALSO HAD THREE VISITS TO NO. 10. DOWNING STREET TODAY AND AMONG THE TOPICS DISCUSSED WERE TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES.

    A BUSY DAY FOR THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER BEGAN WITH MORNING TALKS AT DOWNING STREET THEN HE WENT ON TO THE HYDE PARK HOTEL TO ATTEND A LUNCHEON GIVEN BY THE CONFEDERATION OF BRITISH INDUSTRY. AFTER CHATTING THROUGH AN INTERPRETER WITH MANY OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING INDUSTRIALISTS, MR KOSYGIN MADE A HALF-HOUR SPEECH IN WHICH HE SAID THERE WAS A REAL POSSIBILITY OF DEVISING JOINT PLANNING TO BOOST MUTUAL TRADE.

    MR KOSYGIN ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONDEMN AMERICAN "AGGRESSION" IN VIETNAM AND TO WARN HIS AUDIENCE AGAINST THE DEVELOPMENT OF "FASCISM" IN WEST GERMANY.

    HE SAID THAT RUSSIA WISHED TO DEVELOP TRADE WITH BRITAIN AND SUGGESTED THAT THIS MIGHT BE DONE IN TWO STAGES - 1968 - 1970, AND THEN ON TO 1975. POLITICAL OBSERVERS NOTED THAT THE EIGHT-YEAR TERM WENT WELL BEYOND THE NORMAL LIMITS FOR BILATERAL TRADE AGREEMENTS.

    AFTER THE LUNCH, AT WHICH THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER DRANK VODKA AND RED WINE, HE RETURNED TO DOWNING STREET FOR FURTHER TALKS.

    ON HIS WAY BACK TO CLARIDGES HOTEL FROM THE AFTERNOON TALKS, MR KOSYGIN AND HIS PARTY WERE HALTED BY THE VOLUME OF LONDON'S TRAFFIC. THEY LEFT THEIR OFFICIAL CARS AND WALKED THE SHORT DISTANCE TO THE HOTEL.

    THIS EVENING MR KOSYGIN VISITED DOWNING STREET FOR THE THIRD TIME WHEN HE AND HIS DAUGHTER, MRS GVISHIANI, ATTENDED A DINNER FOR MORE THAN 70 GUESTS, AT THE INVITATION OF BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75DQMAW4U8VZPF39TKUGZHCNU
    Media URN:
    VLVA75DQMAW4U8VZPF39TKUGZHCNU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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